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Martial Arts => Mixed Martial Arts => Topic started by: buck on July 10, 2016, 10:36:31 AM

Title: Hendricks
Post by: buck on July 10, 2016, 10:36:31 AM
There are a lot of fighters who haven’t been the same since the UFC brought in the USADA to do the drug testing.  Hendricks is Exhibit #1.  He doesn’t have anything left, which is insane because he was a killer 2-3 years ago.  He was juiced to the gills.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: mspart on July 14, 2016, 05:50:46 PM
He had gills?

mspart
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: buck on July 15, 2016, 11:33:48 AM
Yes he doped so much that he became a fish.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: leglace on July 17, 2016, 03:09:36 PM
Yes he doped so much that he became a fish.

Good, that means I could pin him now.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: fsgrecofolk on July 17, 2016, 03:35:53 PM
Like he was pinned in 2006?
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: leglace on July 30, 2016, 10:55:40 AM
Like he was pinned in 2006?

Yes with Kessell as my ref too.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: a guest on July 31, 2016, 12:32:07 PM
What ever happened to Team Takedown?

They used to have a handful of studs when Hendricks was champ.  Last time I checked their website, they had just one fighter on their roster: Jared Rosholt.

Could part of Hendricks' slide be due to new coaches/training partners/camps?
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: buck on August 02, 2016, 02:19:25 PM
He should retire before he gets badly hurt. 
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: MetsFan on August 24, 2016, 10:29:21 AM
There are a lot of fighters who haven’t been the same since the UFC brought in the USADA to do the drug testing.  Hendricks is Exhibit #1.  He doesn’t have anything left, which is insane because he was a killer 2-3 years ago.  He was juiced to the gills.

I think his slide started even before USADA ... when they stopped allowing IVs for weight cuts.  He cuts a lot of weight and needed those.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: a guest on September 03, 2016, 10:59:50 PM
If they went old school and had same-day weigh ins, I doubt he would have ever been a welterweight.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: leglace on September 17, 2016, 10:05:33 AM
He has a discipline problem. He let's himself go. A champion athlete should never look like he did between fights. He is like 5'8 and he walks around 220. He shouldn't be more than 195.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: ocianain on September 22, 2016, 08:03:29 PM
He has a discipline problem. He let's himself go. A champion athlete should never look like he did between fights. He is like 5'8 and he walks around 220. He shouldn't be more than 195.

You're very gracious, I'd say 180-185. Even that's very big for a guy that height. Wrestlers build more muscle than boxer/strikers when they specify on that particular art and I think this hurts them in MMA as they have lots of lean tissue vs fat tissue. Years of wrestling build muscle, the scale does not differentiate between fat and muscle, a pound of muscle equals a pound of fat. This is especially true for guys who are heavily metamorphic like Hendricks. They need little or no resistance training, in reality they should train down and lose muscle (cut back/tailor lifting, directionally emphasize road work and training) and push skill development and the gas tank. To do this they need to train more, diet more strictly as they tend to gain size.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: ctc on June 24, 2017, 11:03:41 PM
Just saw the 2013 bout with GSP.  The decision was a crock.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: a guest on June 24, 2017, 11:35:41 PM
Missed weight by two pounds today for a middleweight fight
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: buck on June 25, 2017, 03:08:30 PM
Punch drunk.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: buck on June 26, 2017, 09:17:32 AM
Knocked out yet again.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: ocianain on June 28, 2017, 07:58:20 PM
Great talent, no discipline. Talented guys get used to winning on their own terms and often can't change. As Mets said earlier he relied heavily on bagging to make weight. Absent that he has to diet and discipline himself, he lacks discipline to cut without diuretics. He's too fat amn has too much muscle. He needs more cardio/skills training, a diet, and little weight training, maybe hips and grip.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: buck on June 29, 2017, 09:36:33 AM
He's already slurring his words.
Title: Re: Hendricks
Post by: mspart on June 29, 2017, 01:08:58 PM
Was that before this fight or after this fight?   Slurring words is not a good sign. 

mspart