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UFC 207: Johny Hendricks Reports Why he Could Retire, Win or Lose, After Facing Neil Magny

Kelsey Mowatt

Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks has  an extremely important bout with Neil Magny booked for December 30th, but the former welterweight champ’s reporting he could retire afterwards, even if he wins.

Hendricks will face Mangy at UFC 207, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Bigg Rigg” will be looking to get back on track, as the 33 year-old has lost back-to-back bouts, and Hendricks is 1-3 in his last 4 fights.

Recently Hendricks spoke to MMA, and while doing so, the decorated wrestler stated:

“As soon as my wife says, ‘Honey, I want you home more,’ that’s when I’m done,” Hendricks said. “Even if I win this fight, (I could retire). We have four kids now, and she needs help, and I get that and I want to be a father in my kids’ life.

“I know for my career this isn’t my last fight – unless my wife says so. I have a feeling I’m going to go out there and show I am going back to the old me. I want to show I do still want to compete in this sport and that I can.”

Fair enough. Due to what Hendricks has accomplished during his time with the UFC, chances are he won’t be cut, if he does lose to Magny. But, another defeat would be a huge setback for the man who not long ago, was considered to be one of the best, pound-for-pound fighters in MMA.

Magny, meanwhile, is coming off a first round, stoppage loss to Lorenz Larkin in August, which snapped his three fight losing streak. The rugged fighter is 8-2 in his last 10 fights and will likely be a tough, tough out for Hendricks.


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