Johny Hendricks considered retirement following brutal UFC 181 weight cut

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  1. Fighter123

    Fighter123 Brown Belt

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    Johny Hendricks considered retirement after his difficult weight cut for UFC 181.

    "It was either [change my weight-cutting approach] or retire," Hendricks said in a recent interview. "That's how bad that weight cut was."

    "It sucks because the last couple fights have been where it's been questionable. And it's been half my fault. I can't do that weight cut. I can't balloon up to 218 and think that [Mike] Dolce can get me down to weight. That's where I'm taking the responsibility. I'm walking around at 195, and I'm getting my muscle mass back, I'm looking to get my body weight back. ... It will also be better for me when I fight, because I'll have my power back, my steam, and you feel like you're hitting hard again. That makes me happy. It will help with my wrestling or anything.

    "Let's just say [those big weight cuts] won't ever happen again."

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Blicious

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    I'm amazed it took so long for him to figure out the obvious. he is a professional fighter ffs.
     
  3. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    218? Jesus Christ. That's Rumble territory.
     
  4. El Chimpo

    El Chimpo Cruel Man Platinum Member

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    who woulda thought ballooning up to 210+ lbs in between fights for a WW was a bad idea
     
  5. M Raid K

    M Raid K Black Belt

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    You should not ever balloon up, it's counterproductive and disgusting. Just look at Matt Serra pre-GSP and nowadays.
     
  6. ruberked

    ruberked Blue Belt

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    Sounds like its more than "half" his fault....

    Dude needs to take his weight serious or else he's donskie....
     
  7. Pacemaker Joe

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    Getting up there, anyway. I doubt he ever carried around as much muscle mass as Rumble though.
     
  8. beephin

    beephin Black Belt

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    218? Hahahaha

    Bruh.....
     
  9. Bokelj

    Bokelj Trigger central

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    Cutting a lot of weight is hard?! Who would have thought.. weight loss has always been so simple for people
     
  10. chopstick

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    He didn't say "You know what I mean?" once in that interview. I have a hard time believing the legitimacy of the source.
     
  11. straight6

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    He gets FAT in between fights. Glad to see he is finally changing his diet/routine to walk around much leaner. He aint a big guy at all...the dude is what 5'8 with a normal (not small, but not huge either) frame. He better stick to a healthier style as he is already small/short for today's 170. If he fights at 185 against guys like Weidman, Rockhold, Jacare, Machida, Mousassi, etc. he will look like a kid.

    If he walks around 218 with his natural size (height and frame) and still at managed to fight at 170... DC who walks round 230 or (after drop to LHW) can definitely make 185 WITH A CHANGE OF CLEAN DIET to lose the excessive fat (NOT a straight cut).
     
  12. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Also not enough dip spit pauses.
     
  13. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    I forget. Who is the WW champ right now?

    Hendricks or Lawler?
     
  14. flat1985

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    Bloody hell nearly 50 pounds weight cut.
     
  15. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind

    God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    218? Two?
    Two?.....
    ...... Two oooooooo HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN?

    i knew he ballooned but Jesus how can you be so irresponsible as the champ.?

    Got to appreciate GSP here. Man was always in fighting shape ��
     
  16. DoUEvenLiftBro

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    It comes off as an excuse, but I'm sure he's telling the truth. I really don't think it'll impact his performance in the cage much, but an easier cut will be better for his well-being.
     
  17. jjresq

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    he should just go up a weight class
     
  18. UL

    UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    Or man up and fight at mw
     
  19. willthechill

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    He should retire his complaints about his own faults and just focus on fighting.
     
  20. MusterX

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    Well if he cuts water weight from about 190 to 170 that's about 10% body weight and about right. That means he gets about 25 pounds of fat too much. 25 pounds is not that big of a deal for an athlete but yea, he makes himself work harder than he has to.
     

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