Johny Hendricks can’t make weight. His fight with Tyron Woodley, which served as the semi-main event for tomorrow’s UFC 192, has been canceled (duh). Hendricks has had weight issues in the past, and often seemed near death’s door at weigh ins. But he always made weight. Not this time.
This time he was RUSHED to the hospital last night. Well, of course he was rushed. Does anyone go to the hospital for an emergency in a lackadaisical manner? Anyways. Dana White himself – who is still bald – tweeted that ol Johny passed out and such stuff, hence the visit to the hospital.
For a guy who has talked shit, complained he should have gotten a title shot, whined and cried, boy does Hendricks look stupid now. They should have him fight Gastelum in a “show up at whatever weight you want” catch weight bout.
This is does suck as him and T-Bone was a damn high quality fight. Thanks for robbing us of that, John John.
(Btw, I’m assuming he’s actually going to be alright, hence the tone of this. If he isn’t … I’m an asshole.)
UFC 192 FULL CARD
- Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the “legit” UFC LightHeavyweight title
Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley
- Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans
- Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov
- Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena
- Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez
- Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez
- Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas
- Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov
- Islam Makhachev vs. Adriano Martins
- Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis
- Derrick Lewis vs. Viktor Pesta
- Sage Northcutt vs. Francisco Trevino
After MMA finally gets regulated in NY, I predict the UFC will make these possible new in-house standards & procedures regarding weight-cutting to prevent incidents like the Johnny Hendricks episode earlier today:
(1) Along with their new year-round, random and unannounced drug testing, fighters will be weighed-in and cannot be more than 10 lbs over their current weight division. So along with having their blood drawn and urine sample, they will step on the scale as well, and if you miss weight it will be treated the same as testing positive for PEDs and banned substances, and/or
(2) There will be a “pre-weigh in” within 12-24 hours prior to the official weigh in and a “post-weigh in” or “pre-event weigh in” (whatever you wanna call it) within 12-24 hours after the official weigh-in. And if you’re more than 10 lbs over on any of the weigh-ins you’ll be dropped from the card and possibly fined or face suspension and/or treated no different than if you’ve tested positive for PEDs or banned substances.
And why a 10 lbs limit? Well, right now you have 135 lbers (bantamweights) stepping into the cage at more than 145 lbs as technical lightweights which is essentially two higher weight divisions than what they’re actually suppose to be fighting as advertised on that night.
> …..or make the year-round, unannounced weigh-in a limit of 15 lbs as fighters are going to be more trimmed and leaner as fight night draws nearer.