Big news surrounding UFC 192 just hours before today's weigh-in. The highly anticipated welterweight co-main event between Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley has been cancelled, and according to UFC president Dana White, it's because Hendricks is having problems with his weight cut.
Hendricks vs Woodley is off the card due to Hendricks weight cut issues. pic.twitter.com/By3P6jg2FO— Dana White (@danawhite) October 2, 2015
As a result, the leading Fox Sports 1 preliminary card match-up between Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov is bumped up to the PPV main card. Presumably Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans is the new co-main event. Islam Makhachev vs. Adriano Martins has been promoted to the FS1 prelims.
Dana White says Woodley will get next title shot
Dana White has taken a hard stance against Johny Hendricks after he was forced out of his UFC 192 bout with Tyron Woodley.
MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani has the details on Hendricks, who was rushed to the emergency room on Thursday night:
According to Hendricks' manager Ted Ehrhardt, Hendricks suffered a blockage in his intestine last night while cutting weight, as well as a kidney stone. He was rushed to the emergency room and had to be given an IV.
Weight cutting has been a publicized problem for Hendricks in recent fights. He had initially missed weight for his first title fight vs. Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 before making it on his second attempt. Earlier in the year, Hendricks stated that he almost retired after a "terrible UFC 181 weight cut" for the Lawler rematch, and also contemplated a move to middleweight. Now he's off of tomorrow's card altogether having been rushed to the hospital on Thursday.