In preparation for the biggest fight of his young MMA career, former 2-time NCAA champion Johny Hendricks has enlisted the services of famed MMA nutritionist and coach Mike Dolce to help in his preparation for his UFC 141 bout with Jon Fitch.
Dolce recently traveled to Texas to begin work with Hendricks, who is now just six weeks out from his bout on Dec 30 against Fitch.
Hendricks earned the fight with Fitch after back-to-back wins over T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pierce, and has been looked at as one of the best prospects in the welterweight division.
He’ll definitely have his hands full at UFC 141 however, facing perennial top five ranked welterweight Jon Fitch.
Fitch has been near the top of the 170lb weight class for several years now, and is widely considered the No. 2 fighter at welterweight only behind current UFC champion Georges St-Pierre.
A four time All-American at Oklahoma State University, Hendricks comes from a wrestling background, and wrestlers are known as experts when it comes to weight cutting.
What Dolce brings to the table is a resume that reads like a who’s who of fighters, and a reputation for getting athletes at their peak performance before and after weighing in for a fight.
Hendricks and Dolce will work together up to the Dec 30 fight when he squares off with Fitch in a featured bout on the UFC 141 card.