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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.”

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.

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0 Comments to QUICK TWITT | Johny Hendricks Cuts Over 45 Pounds to Make Welterweight

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    And yet people complain about Georges cutting about 15-20 lbs

  2. mean170 says:

    You can either make weight, or not make weight. It doesn’t matter how much you cut. I didn’t see Frankie Edgar bitching about how much weight Benson Henderson and Gray Maynard cut to make 155. There’s advantages on both sides of the coin.

  3. Craig says:

    Weigh ins should be 2 hours before fight time. The promoter should have back up fighters ready to go, OR VERY STRICT monetary penalties. I read where Johny Hendricks manager just ripped GSP and called him unprofessional,this coming from a guy that manages a Middle weight that has Nutrition Guru’s come in to help help fool the system so he can compete against guys who are on average 30lbs smaller than him. I’m sorry guys, but Weight cutting is a detriment to the so called “sport” of MMA.

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