Johny Hendricks’ Coach Discusses Possible Opponents For The Welterweight Champion
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.19.2014
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- Johny Hendricks' Coach, Marc Laimon, recently spoke about what is next for the new UFC Welterweight champion. Here are the highlights…
On Who Hendricks Will Fight Next: "I don't really care [who's next]. Right now we have such a deep talent pool of killers in the 170-pound division. Each guy is dangerous in a different way. I don't know who the UFC is going to throw in there, but each one is a unique challenge. I just have to get Johny ready for whomever they put in front of us," Laimon said. "Woodley, Lombard – all those guys present interesting problems, interesting body types. As a fan, I would be excited for any of those matchups."
On Hendricks' Last Two Fights: "Going from GSP to Lawler, it's a completely different dynamic," Laimon said. "Whoever you throw in there next, it's an interesting puzzle that the coaching staff and the fighter have to figure out. I can't wait to see who it is so we can get to work on that. It's a lot of fun breaking guys down and how to attack them."
On Hendricks' Success: "I wish I could take credit for it," Laimon said. "It's all Johny – that heart and that will to win. He has an unquenchable thirst to be No. 1. Johny is a very special individual, and I can't take credit for it. I've definitely played a part in Johny's success, but most of it is his will, determination and willingness to sacrifice for victory."