Former OSU All-American Wrestler Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks is set to face reigning welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre on November 16th, at UFC 167.
Hendricks is going into this bout riding a six-fight winning streak. The thirty year-old American powerhouse hasn’t lost a fight since 2010, so it’s likely that he won’t have any issues as far as confidence is concerned before stepping into the cage in November.
In a recent interview with FightHub, Hendricks said, “Everybody thinks my left hand is the hand thats gonna do it. My goal is to put it away and knock him out with my right.”
Hendricks is a southpaw fighter known for his vicious overhand left, so why would he want to knockout the most dominant welterweight champion in UFC history with his right? Perhaps to make a statement.
Beating someone like GSP by any means would already be a statement. Most MMA fans could care less which hand he does it with. The Canadian superstar hasn’t lost a fight since 2007. No one has even come close to inflicting even the slightest chink in his seemingly impenetrable armor.
Hendricks is surely going to have both of his hands full come November 16th. If I were him, I would try to finish GSP with any hand I can.