Georges St. Pierre may have Freddie Roach teaching him a thing or two about boxing, but Johny Hendricks received some sound advice from former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson about the "sweet science."
Speaking to Fight Hub TV (via Bloody Elbow), "Bigg Rigg" revealed the tips he received from Tyson ahead of his welterweight title fight against "Rush" this Saturday night (Nov. 16, 2013) at UFC 167 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"No, I want to hit him with my right. My right hits just as hard as my left. I've been hitting people with it and I'm getting a little bit stronger with it. Also going with Tyson, he told me a couple of things that he used to do, Mike Tyson. I got to go like an hour session with him, for the show. Whenever, I did that, he told me a couple of things that really helped me out and really made me a better boxer. More or less, I'll tell you the gist of it. He said that you can always hit the guy with the kitchen sink and he may not go down, but it's not the first shot that always kill them, it's the second shot, okay, the second shot. That's what I'm looking for. He's (St. Pierre) been rocked in his last three fights. I think now he wants to hold and maintain. I think my left hand is in his head. Who wouldn't? If I was fighting myself, it would be in my head. It's one thing to rock people, its another to put them to sleep. If he switches southpaw, he's dead. I've sparred a lot of southpaws in my life and I've sparred a lot of boxers that switch to southpaw and switch stances on me. That's going to be that much easier for me to land my left hand it he switches to southpaw. So, I hope he does."
Don't give away too much, Johny!
Known for knocking people out with his devastating left hand, Hendricks also carries tremendous power in his right hand, as well, which doesn't bode well for St. Pierre.
Or any other 170-pound fighter, for that matter.
If that weren't enough, Johny also possesses some of the best wrestling chops in the division, which he obtained during his time spent at wrestling powerhouse Oklahoma State University, the place Hendricks won back-to-back national titles.
While St. Pierre is known for labeling his next foe as the most dangerous opponent of his career, this time, it seems, the moniker fits the challenger perfectly.