QUICK TWITT | Johny Hendricks Cuts Over 45 Pounds to Make Welterweight
Arguably the hardest hitting fighter at 170 lbs., Johny Hendricks revealed Thursday night on Twitter just how he gets so much power behind his hands: the fighter cuts over 45 pounds to make the division limit of 170.
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
If you have ever wondered what gives UFC welterweight contender Johny Hendricks the exceptional power behind his punches, it’s quite simple: weight.
The fighter revealed on his Twitter account Thursday night that he cuts over 45 pounds to make the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. In a Q & A he held with his followers, Hendricks stated, “I lose 45+ lbs in 8 weeks.”
— Johny Hendricks (@JohnyHendricks) November 8, 2013
Having wrestled his entire life, Hendricks is no stranger to the weight cut; but with the assistance of legendary dietician, Mike Dolce, it seems that the welterweight title contender is using every advantage he can.
Johny Hendricks will face UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 on Saturday November 16, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.