Archive: johny hendricks

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 12, 2013 12:21 pm

GSP’s Mentor Told Him To Retire in the Cage Saturday Night

“I told him, ‘After this one, it’s over!  Shine on that night.  Finish that dude in front of everyone.  Shut your detractors up.  If you finish that guy, if you knock him out, then you’ll be free, you’ll be happy to take the microphone and to say that you’re done.  To say that you are...

Nov 12, 2013 12:16 pm

Rick Story Gives Advice to GSP on Defeating Hendricks: ‘Take The Fight To Him’

“Johny has everyone backing up, and then if someone tries to get him to go backwards, Johny will take them down,” explained Rick Story, the only man to defeat UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks (both shown above).  “I took the fight to Johny, that’s the only difference.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was...

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...


Nov 12, 2013 10:57 am

VIDEO | Hendricks “Mike Tyson gave me advice for my right hand”

UFC welterweight title challenger, Johny Hendricks is set to face off with GSP this weekend for the UFC world championship belt. During his long road to UFC 167, Hendricks got the help of boxing great Mike Tyson and he talks about that in the video entry above.

Nov 12, 2013 10:54 am

Evans says Sonnen’s distractions will come back to haunt him

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is slated to fight Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 167. Evans spoke on The MMA Hour to host Ariel Helwani about the distractions Sonnen is facing going into the bout, mainly his consistent presence on Fox Sports 1’s UFC tonight. “I definitely...

Nov 8, 2013 8:54 am

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...

Nov 7, 2013 9:15 am

GSP Posts Results Of His VADA Drug Testing

GSP is on a mission to prove he is a clean athlete. Part of his journey to accomplish this goal was including the Volunteer Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) in his pre-fight ritual while preparing for his UFC 167 contest against Johny Hendricks. The UFC’s long reigning welterweight champion hopes to set the example and pave the...

Nov 5, 2013 8:12 am

GSP Firm On Not Fighting Teammate Rory MacDonald, But Says “Rory Will Be The Champion”

  There are two people standing between GSP and Rory in the UFC’s welterweight rankings: Johny Hendricks, and Carlos Condit. But it’s GSP and Rory themselves who are standing in the way of these men ever locking horns inside the Octagon. “No. No, I’m not interested,” says St-Pierre, laughing at the notion. MacDonald, mirroring the...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Oct 31, 2013 10:59 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre Pre-Fight Interview

“I’m the best in the world. I believe it and I’m going to prove it again to everybody,” said an ultra-confident Georges St-Pierre while discussing his fight against No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks.

Oct 30, 2013 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Johny Hendricks: I want the best GSP, no excuses

Three weeks from now the welterweight division could go in one of two different directions. It may witness another title defense from its dominant champion or it could be shaken up by the KO power of the challenger. Georges St-Pierre squares off with number one contender Johny Hendricks for the welterweight championship on Sat. November...

Oct 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Johny Hendricks Suffers Second-Degree Burns While Filming UFC Promo

  Johnny Hendricks just starred in a smoking-hot commercial for UFC 167. Literally. The UFC welterweight number one contender suffered second-degree burns to his back and shoulder, on the set of a video he had been filming for his much-anticipated meeting with longtime champion (and betting favorite), Georges St-Pierre.  Lights that were used to film...

Oct 30, 2013 8:50 am

GSP: If Askren signs, I’ll fight him. No problem.

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren (12-0 MMA), is currently in contract limbo, sitting on the shelf with Bellator, while waiting for a contract offer from the UFC. Bellator President, Bjorn Rebney, stated that he would happily let Ben Askren go, if the UFC would give him an immediate title shot. UFC president, Dana White, did...

Oct 28, 2013 11:22 am

Johny Hendricks Looks to KO GSP with Right Hand

Top-ranked UFC welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks, has earned himself a shot at the title almost single-handedly – that is, through the incredible success the southpaw has had with his left hand.  Going into UFC 167 where he will challenge longtime champion, Georges St-Pierre, Hendricks says he will be looking to knock the champ out… with...

Oct 17, 2013 6:30 am

Zahabi Retracts: GSP not planning on retiring anytime soon

Last week, Tristar gym coach Firas Zahabi, stated that if longtime UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, lost the motivation to train, he may retire after his next bout.  Yesterday, Zahabi clarified his comments, noting that they were taken out of context: “GSP has always said that if he loses the drive to really go...

Oct 11, 2013 10:35 am

Rick Story Helping GSP Prep For Showdown With Hendricks

UFC welterweight, Rick ‘The Horror’ Story is the only man to defeat the UFC’s number one welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks. He’s also a former training partner. Story, is now helping the champ, GSP train for his UFC 167 showdown with Hendricks. “It’s a plus for me,” St-Pierre told the French-Canadian media. “He’s a guy with...

Oct 7, 2013 3:31 pm

‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

Oct 4, 2013 11:05 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Matt Brown Will Fight Both GSP and Hendricks ‘At Once’

At the UFC on FOX 9 press conference Thursday, top-ten welterweight fighter Matt Brown (right) talked confidently about where he sits in the 170-lbs. divison.  In his eyes, he can fight both top guys in the division, champion Georges St-Pierre and top-contender Johny Hendricks, and he’s willing to fight them at the same time.  ...

Oct 4, 2013 8:47 am

Robert Drysdale vs. Cody Donovan official for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Late Thursday evening, UFC officials announced that recently signed light heavyweight grappler Robert Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas when he takes on Cody Donovan (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Drysdale was expected to make his octagon debut at August’s UFC 163 event in Brazil agaisnt Ednaldo Oliveira,...

Oct 2, 2013 8:49 am

Chuck Liddell is not impressed with GSP’s performance

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, appeared on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’ on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview. When asked how the sport has changed since his retirement in 2010, Liddell suggested that some of the UFC’s new champions have shown a tendency to ‘play it safe,’ in particular GSP:...

Oct 1, 2013 5:26 pm

Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis Aimed for UFC 167

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding its signing of Sergio Pettis (pictured), reports have surfaced that the organization has begun to book the young bantamweight’s debut bout against British fighter, Vaughan Lee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was reported earlier today that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of newly...