If you’ve been thinking this week that a) UFC 192 is really stacked and that b) no big names from the card have gone down with injuries, well, that’s no longer the case unfortunately (at least for the latter).
Yes, as the headline above relays, unfortunately Johny Hendricks has incurred some serious complications during his weight cut, and has been pulled from Saturday’s card. Tyron Woodley, who “Bigg Rigg” was supposed to fight in what was likely a welterweight title shot eliminator, won’t fight either (obviously).
The UFC’s announcement didn’t provide any details regarding the issues Hendricks endured, but in a story from MMA Fighting.com, it’s being reported that the former champ incurred a blockage in his intestine and a kidney stone. Hendricks was rushed to the ER last night and received an IV. The accomplished wrestler is reporting that he’s been released from hospital but that his body is “hurting bad”.
The report also includes the following comment from Woodley, who is clearly, pretty upset about what’s gone down.
“Hopefully, I’m compensated accordingly because this shouldn’t be a strike against me. It’s almost as if I lost if I just get show money. I could have been knocked out in the first minute and just get show money. I hope and pray I am taken care of because I had a lot of plans for that win money.”
Woodley also went on to argue that he should be tapped for a title shot, as a result of what’s transpired. The powerful wrestler added “There should be some level of professionalism involved.”
So, this is obviously a big blow for the card, and it will no doubt spawn another round of debate regarding the subject of weight cutting.
UFC 192 will be hosted by Houston’s Toyota Center. In the main event, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier will take on Alexander Gustafsson.