Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks recently retired from mixed martial arts because he was tired of the brutal weight cuts. Hendricks doesn’t take kindly to judges that text on their phone during his fights either.
The 35-year-old Hendricks most likely won’t have any issues making weight in his new endeavor. As “Big Rigg” has crossed over to the world of bare-knuckle boxing. Hendricks will make his bare-knuckle debut against former Bellator slugger Brennan Ward in Casper, Wyoming.
Hendricks has lost five of his last six fights inside the octagon. In his last appearance in the cage, he was mauled by Brazilian sensation Paulo Costa. As for Ward, Fernando Gonzalez choked him out at Bellator 182 just about one year ago.
The World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation (WBKFF) made headlines earlier this year when former UFC fighters Chris Leben vs. Phil Baroni agreed to a feature PPV bout.
WBKFF 1: “Rise of the Titans” will be on November 9, 2018, from Casper, Wyoming. It will be available via PPV and it will also air on FITE TV.
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