When it comes to Johny Hendricks, there’s not too much footage on how to stop the UFC welterweight No. 1 contender. In fact, Rick Story is the only person who has beaten Hendricks. To help welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre train for the title bout, he’s enlisted the services of Story.
“It’s a plus for me,” said St-Pierre to La Presse. “He’s a guy with a similar style to Johny Hendricks. He’s also the last person to beat him. He won by decision. It was a close fight. But he won. He has even trained with him. He can give me some tricks, tell me how he is.”
The pairing works as Story also competes on the UFC 167 card with St-Pierre-Hendricks. He takes on Brian Ebersole.
Story and St-Pierre will spend eight weeks training out of Montreal.
UFC 167 has a theme of being the UFC’s 20th anniversary show. It comes from Las Vegas, NV’s MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 16.