UFC Quick Quote: Johny Hendricks lifting again to add more power for Georges St. Pierre fight

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Is it even possible for Johny Hendricks to add more "power" to his arsenal? Georges St. Pierre will soon find out.

"I'm just going to work on things that I could have done better. I'm actually going to lift during this camp, during this off-season. Last off-season I didn't, so I'm actually going to start lifting again, trying to get up a little more power for this next fight."

Can you imagine an even more powerful Johny Hendricks? It looks like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre won't have to, because he'll be the first to find out just how much harder "Bigg Rigg" hits now that he's adding weightlifting to his training regimen ahead of their upcoming championship fight. Power, or lack thereof, has never been a problem for the former NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion -- as Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann can attest to -- but Hendricks (via"Knockout Radio") will up his strength meter even more in an effort to get a little "better." And while "GSP" has only been knocked out once in his career -- losing to Matt Serra at UFC 69 back in 2007 -- getting tagged by the hard-hitting "Bigg Rigg" could prove disastrous for the French-Canadian. Not to mention, the extra strength could also help Hendricks stuff the ever-present takedown attempts from St. Pierre and control the grappling tempo, as well. It's a good thing, too, because St. Pierre recently revealed that despite his acting and author obligations, he hasn't neglected his training. Any of you cardio-lovers think this won't benefit Johny in his upcoming title fight?

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