Johny Hendricks Says Bare-Knuckle Boxing Will Improve His Punching Skills

Johny Hendricks Will Fight Brennan Ward In Bare-Knuckle Boxing Match On November 9th

Johny Hendricks has always been a dangerous puncher. His left hand hurt many opponents. We still remember his stunning knockouts over Martin Kampmann at UFC 154 and Jon Fitch at UFC 141.

Despite “Bigg Rigg” retired from MMA, he didn’t completely stop fighting. He was given a chance to compete for the World Bare Knuckle Boxing Federation. The legendary former Welterweight superstar didn’t hesitate a second. Johny Hendricks is now officially set to fight the former Bellator competitor, Brennan Ward. The two will cross their hands inside Casper Events Center in Wyoming on November 9th.

Johny Hendricks believes bare-knuckle boxing will have a positive effect on his punching skills. Hendricks also said focusing on one thing instead of five makes his life a lot easier. (via

“I’ve always wanted to try boxing,” Hendricks told MMAjunkie Radio (transcribed by Steven Marrocco). “It just one of those things that sounds like so much fun. All I have to do is work on my hands. And if I ever get back to the MMA world, just think how much better my hands are going to be. Don’t get me wrong – boxing isn’t easy. But the fact that all I have to do is focus on one thing instead of five, it’s made life a little easier.”

Johny Hendricks (18-8 MMA, 13-8 UFC) is also remembered by four unsuccessful weight cuts too. “Bigg Rigg” was defeated five times in his last six UFC fights. His last victory came at UFC Fight Night 105 on February 19, 2017, when he defeated Hector Lombard via unanimous decision.

Would you like to see Johny Hendricks inside the octagon again after his fight against “The Irish Bad Boy”? Do you think he can improve his punch power throughout bare-knuckle boxing matches? His punches could really be far more dangerous if he ever returns to MMA.

Published on October 19, 2018 at 12:00 am
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