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Johny Hendricks hospitalised, out of UFC 192 fight against Woodley

Ratish Menon
02 Oct 2015, 21:27 IST
Hendricks out of UFC 192

- Just a little over a day away from his fight against Tyrone Woodley, an unofficial contender’s bout, at UFC 192, UFC has announced that Johny Hendricks has been hospitalised following a weight-cutting fail and would not be able to compete at the event.

"Hendricks suffered a blockage in his intestine last night while cutting weight, as well as a kidney stone," according to Ariel Helwani. "He was rushed to the emergency room and had to be given an IV."

This is a huge disappointment not just for the fight fans who were looking forward to see the battle among the two elite wrestlers, but also for ‘The Chosen One’ himself who has been lobbying for a battle against Hendricks for the longest time. A win over the former champ Hendricks would have definitely positioned him next in line for the UFC welterweight title against the winner of the Lawler – Condit bout set to happen early next year. 

Hendricks, for his part, seemed to have come into his own when it came to cutting weight, after having trouble in the past doing so. Since he parted ways with nutritionist Mike Dolce, Hendricks fought once against Matt Brown and had termed it as the best he had felt ever doing so. Heading into this fight, he was reportedly walking around at 183 lbs during the media day for UFC 192.

If and whether UFC will be able to find a replacement for Hendricks is to be seen.

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