Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks has a welterweight title shot coming up on Saturday night at UFC 167 and the biggest weapon that he may be bringing to the fight could be something other than his mighty right, and that’s his mighty confidence.
Bigg Rigg exudes confidence in his belief that he’s done all that he needs to do in preparation to dethrone the reigning 170 pound champion, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre and that he’s not nervous about the title shot, the challenger, or the fact that it’s a five round fight.
As Hendricks says, “This is all fun and I am so excited, whenever I get across and I see actually Georges St. Pierre, you’re going to see me grinning ear to ear. That’s it. I’m not going to be nervous. I’ve never been nervous for a fight, so why start.”
In terms of his preparation, Bigg Rigg says that he’s doubled everything that he does for a three round fight and that he’s in great shape. That said, Hendricks knows that he knows he has to dial back the pace (a little), pick his moments and only go full out when the moment is rights.
Further, Johny says that he’s got more than one game plan for dealing with the champ and that he’s not going in to the cage with the sole intent of wrestling the champ. However and on this issue, fans have to wonder what the other game plans might be beyond that of out wrestling Rush or knocking him out.
Truly, as the fight draws closer and the anticipation of this fight grows, fans will be waiting upon Saturday night, the GSP / Hendricks bout, its outcome and all the questions it will answer, as well as the new ones it will raise, in the welterweight division. With less than 72 hours to go, the fan fervor for this match builds.
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