Johny Hendricks UFC 192 co-main event fight with Tyron Woodley has been scrapped on the eve of the event in Texas after ‘Bigg Rigg’ ran into difficulties during his weight cut.
The former welterweight champion had appeared ok during yesterday’s media day where he stated he was weighing 183lbs, but his condition deteriorated later that night to the extent that he had to be rushed to hospital and was diagnosed with a blockage in his intestine in addition to having a kidney stone.
It’s no secret that it’s tough for the 32 year-old to make the cut down to welterweight and indeed for a time diet guru Mike Dolce was a part of his camp to ensure things went smoothly.
Both Hendricks and Dolce admitted separately that the fighter’s last weight cut for his rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 had been “dreadful” due to him having become overly heavy during his off-season and then been caught off-guard by being asked to fight earlier than he’d anticipated.
Dolce wasn’t involved in Hendricks camp for what was expected to be a potential title eliminator with Woodley at UFC 192 tomorrow night.
With Hendricks Vs Woodley off, a light-heavyweight encounter between Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader will now move to the co-main event spot, while a featured prelim between Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov will be pushed up to the main card on pay-per-view.