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Johny Hendricks Pulled From UFC 192 For Weight Cutting Issues

Written by Tom Ngo
October 2nd, 2015
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Apparently, former welterweight champion Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks (pictured) was just too big entering UFC 192. On Friday, just hours before tipping the scale for Saturday’s shootout against Tyron Woodley, Hendricks was forced to withdraw from the scrap due to weight cutting complications.

“Hendricks vs Woodley is off the card due to Hendricks weight cut issues,” UFC president Dana White announced via Twitter.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Hendricks has had issues on the scale. It took Hendricks multiple attempts to make 170 pounds ahead of his rematch with champ Robbie Lawler last December at UFC 181.

Hendricks was hoping an impressive win over the ever-dangerous Woodley would propel him right back into title contention. Now one must wonder if White trusts him going forward.

Oddly, this is the second time in as many scheduled fights that Woodley has had to deal with an opponent’s weight cutting drama. Kelvin Gastelum was a whopping 9 pounds over the 171-pound weight limit for a non-title welterweight affair at UFC 183.

Woodley decided to stay in that fight and walked away with a split decision win.

Hendricks and Woodley were slated to co-headline UFC 192. Instead, former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader now get second billing.

The flyweight bout between former top contender Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov was bumped from the prelims to the main card.

No word if Woodley will still be paid his show money if he’s able to make weight by today’s weigh-ins at 5PM ET/2PM PT.

Toyota Center in Houston, Texas hosts UFC 192.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)

Sage Northcutt vs. Francisco Trevino

Derrick Lewis vs. Viktor Pesta

Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Islam Makhachev vs. Adriano Martins

Rose Namajunas vs. Angela Hill

Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov

Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Eye

Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov

Ruslan Magomedov vs. Shawn Jordan

Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Daniel Cormier (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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