Hendricks: Wrestlers Have Mental Edge

By Sherdog.com Staff Jan 6, 2012
Two-time NCAA champion Johny Hendricks, on “The Savage Dog Show,” discussing why wrestlers are so successful in MMA:

“The reason why is because every day [as a college wrestler] you go in there and train your butt off and you get hurt, you get injured and you learn mentally and physically what your body can go through. I think a lot of people don’t know that I tore a hamstring my sophomore year. I still had to wrestle the next day on a torn hamstring. If I had never wrestled and I pulled my hamstring, would I have known that I could push through that? It’s that kind of willpower and that kind of grind and that kind of maturity and mental strength that I think helps the wrestlers in MMA.”


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