Johny Hendricks Commits To Middleweight, Says He’s Done With 170

After two missed weights and three consecutive losses, “Bigg Rigg” is throwing in the towel on the 170 lbs division. Now, the fighter is settling into the middleweight class.

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks climbed to the middleweight division this year, putting an end to his losing streak in a bout with Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 105. Following the successful move to the middleweight division, the 170 lbs class could not be further from Hendricks’s mind.

In a recent episode of The MMA Hour, as transcribed by Bloody Elbow, Hendricks explained his view on the new division.

“I don’t want to see ’70 ever again. I’m officially done with it.” Hendricks said.

“As long as my body is healed, I can go out there and fight every two months if I want to,” he said. “Cutting weight, right now I’m at 205, a little bit lighter than that, now that I don’t have to slam my body, I’m actually not eating as much, I’m eating better, I’m not super clean but I’m not going off the deep end like I used to for the ’70 class.”

Hendricks is set to face Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25.