"I usually get a thick wrap and this time I didn't do that. Instead of me asking for a thicker wrap, I kept my mouth shut. It's my fault. That's on me. It means I hit hard enough that I can punch through the four ounce gloves. So that's what made my hands get bruised. I couldn't punch as hard as I could (have). The more injured I get, the less I get to use it, the more he gets comfortable, so I had to tone down my power. I was still hurting at 70 percent. Wait till I get a full hand wrap. That only builds confidence, because I beat the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. I will be back, and I will be stronger than before."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender Johny Hendricks was unable to punch Georges St-Pierre at full power during their UFC 167 main event, which took place last Saturday night (Nov. 16, 2013) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, due to swelling in his hands (pic) that was a direct result of using hand wraps that were too thin. As time wore on, "Bigg Rigg" told Dallas News his punches became less and less effective, yet still managed to have the champ in all sorts of trouble. "Rush" pulled away in the end by way of controversial split decision, but could be facing a more dangerous puncher in their inevitable rematch. Bad news for the St-Pierre camp? Time will tell.