Yes, we know – Bernard Hopkins is not a MMA fighter. He’s a boxer. But he’s a legendary fighter. He’s a smart fighter. And he’s a fighter that other fighters can learn a heckova lot from.
Just listen to his ‘psyche out’ of Jean Pascal when Hopkins says that Pascal may not be the same fighter AFTER he fights Hopkins. Pavlik. Taylor. They were not the same fighters after they fought Hopkins.
Its a brilliant mental move that would make any opponent question whether they were fully prepared to meet Bernard the Legend in the ring.
We’re huge Hopkins fans and have been since before he was the first fighter to put Golden Palace on his back. Smart.