President Dana White announced on Twitter Friday that former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has been forced to withdrawal from his bout with Tyron Woodley due to “weight cut issues”. I’m stronger. I’m more agile. I’ve got a good opponent in front of me and he’s made me better. I’ve got better boxing. “I think I have that competitive edge”.
One of the most anticipated fights of UFC 192 and the co-main event of the card is now officially scrapped.
Coming into the weekend, this fight between elite contenders looked to be a title eliminator at 170 pounds. But he’s also not shying away from putting in a little more work to get it, and arguably the hardest possible work against Hendricks. I don’t want to say he’s better than me anywhere. “A few of the things I’m going to be doing in the octagon will be different than in the past”. After losing a razor tight decision against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167, “Bigg Rigg” went on to win an equally tight fight against Robbie Lawler for the vacated strap. I can fight a sub-top ten fighter and put on a great performance and get a title shot, but I’m old school. “I feel like you’ve got to earn it. He’s my toughest matchup, and that’s why I asked for him”. “I don’t think my body can handle another one like that”, Hendricks said after UFC 181, via MMA Fighting. Both Hendricks and Woodley were passed over in favor of the returning Carlos Condit.