GSP boxing coach: Hendricks ‘doesn’t know anything’

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole spoke recently with Freddie Roach, sometimes boxing trainer for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Roach related to Iole that he “pretty much came up with the game plan” that GSP used to win controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks on Saturday night. The game plan was for St-Pierre to use a jab and an inside hook to shut down Hendricks left

Further, Roach said that GSP wants him in his corner for the next fight, and that schedule permitting, he would love to be there.

“[GSP] said, ‘I’m not going to fight again unless you are in my corner,'” said Roach.

“This guy [Hendricks], he doesn’t know anything, he just punches good with a big left hand. Pretty much with him, if you can stay away from that and nullify that, it’s not that tough of a fight. Georges did it, and he had success with it when he did, but he didn’t do it enough in the fight.”

Roach’s comments must be read within context. That is, Roach is not saying Hendricks knows nothing about MMA, but rather that in his opinion, Hendricks’ boxing skills are limited, albeit potentially dangerous.

What do you think UG? If you can side step Hendricks’ big left hand, is Johny Hendricks not that tough of a fight?

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