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11/19/13 11:29 AM
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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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11/19/13 11:41 AM
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Holy shit, it'll be a different fight with freddy in his corner, perhaps GSP wouldn't of strayed from his jab, and would've done more cumilative damage.
11/19/13 11:47 AM
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why shit on hendricks to make a point ? Roach is as good as they come but Big Rig fought one hell of a fight. Voted Down Freddie Roach lol.
11/19/13 11:49 AM
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Not that easy to stay away from the left when it's an MMA fight and the guy is very difficult to take down and keeps coming at you.  And when  you try to take him down, he defends and turns you into the cage and elbows you in the head repeatedly.

11/19/13 11:50 AM
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MMAtador - why shit on hendricks to make a point ? Roach is as good as they come but Big Rig fought one hell of a fight. Voted Down Freddie Roach lol.
Idk how he "shit" on him. I honestly think Johny is more of a one trick pony with that left hand. Completely agree with Roach. Johny is like an upgraded Koscheck imo. Phone Post 3.0
11/19/13 11:51 AM
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UG Blog just nailed it. 'if he side steps' lmfao. UG Blog is meta as fuck Phone Post
11/19/13 11:52 AM
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Freddie is awesome.
11/19/13 11:54 AM
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Flashy headline but sort of misleading.
11/19/13 12:18 PM
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Freddie doesn't sugar coat anything and that sometimes rubs people the wrong way but he wasnt being disrespectful Phone Post
11/19/13 12:22 PM
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GSP was doing decent standing but was rarely throwing the right hand, so his combinations were limited. I think if he wasn't so 'stuck to the gameplan', he could have opened up with the right and put some punishment on Johnny.
11/19/13 12:22 PM
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Brigham - Freddie doesn't sugar coat anything and that sometimes rubs people the wrong way but he wasnt being disrespectful Phone Post

I assume he's only referring to his boxing, and not his MMA abilities in an MMA fight, but I'd say the below quote is a bit disrespectful.  Especially considering he arguably beat or fought to a draw or very close fight with GSP.

"This guy [Hendricks], he doesn't know anything,"

11/19/13 12:23 PM
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"Hendricks doesn't know anything"

11/19/13 12:28 PM
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He didn't say anything about Johny's uppercuts or dirty boxing from the clinch. Those were his most effective tools. He didn't hurt GSP with the left, it was the uppercuts and his ability to get inside on GSP. Freddy gameplanned the left, beat it, and still didn't win the striking from a total damage inflicted perspective even if he won the total strikes landed.

Was Freddy not watching the same fight I was?
11/19/13 12:33 PM
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MMAtador - why shit on hendricks to make a point ? Roach is as good as they come but Big Rig fought one hell of a fight. Voted Down Freddie Roach lol.
Idk how he "shit" on him. I honestly think Johny is more of a one trick pony with that left hand. Completely agree with Roach. Johny is like an upgraded Koscheck imo. Phone Post 3.0

josh just met the 2.0 version of him-self.
11/19/13 12:33 PM
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I don't think I'd be taking credit for the game plan that got Georges beat into a living death. lol
11/19/13 12:34 PM
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"[GSP] said, 'I'm not going to fight again unless you are in my corner,'" said Roach

imo this quote is very telling on how gsp felt about winning that fight
11/19/13 12:36 PM
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Big rig knows that his left is powerful enough that he can use that just to set up other punches. Phone Post 3.0
11/19/13 12:36 PM
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Do mma guys get worst going to Freddie?
First shogun hits like a girl now this lol Phone Post 3.0
11/19/13 12:37 PM
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his fighter got completely outstruck, he mad

11/19/13 1:19 PM
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Freddie Roach is an excellent trainer, who mainly works with elite boxers. His strength is tuning up guys like Pacquiao, not rebuilding the entire engine.
11/19/13 1:25 PM
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MMAtador - why shit on hendricks to make a point ? Roach is as good as they come but Big Rig fought one hell of a fight. Voted Down Freddie Roach lol.

Are you some kind of an idiot? How is he shitting on Hendricks? So should Roach just say that Hendricks is as good as they come in boxing? Should he not give his opinion on Hendrick's hands?
11/19/13 1:28 PM
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Hendricks doesn't know anything and yet, GSP's face was all messed up by the end of the fight.

If he only knew something... he'd have knocked GSP's head into the 3rd row.
11/19/13 1:30 PM
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Urgh roach did you not see the state of gsp's face??

Gsp's jab barely worked or done anything to hendricks, even hendricks jab when he landed done 10x more damage in one jab than 10 gsp jabs Phone Post 3.0
11/19/13 1:31 PM
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MMAtador - why shit on hendricks to make a point ? Roach is as good as they come but Big Rig fought one hell of a fight. Voted Down Freddie Roach lol.
Idk how he "shit" on him. I honestly think Johny is more of a one trick pony with that left hand. Completely agree with Roach. Johny is like an upgraded Koscheck imo. Phone Post 3.0
Nothing wrong with being a one-trick pony, Chuck Liddell got rich off of an overhand right from hell.
Freddy is right, Hendricks isn't going to use angles and set you up. All he's going to do is throw his big punch. You know that it's coming, now just make sure that you are always moving away from that side and it isn't a factor anymore. Phone Post 3.0
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Let's see Roach in Hendricks corner!! Put some other weapons with that left. Other weapons: with the hands. Phone Post 3.0

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