Earlier this morning it was announced that the welterweight tilt between Tyron Woodley and Johny Hendricks at UFC 192 had been scrapped due to Hendricks' weight cutting difficulties. "Bigg Rigg" is reported to have suffered a blockage in his intestine while cutting weight last night.
In the absence of Hendricks vs. Woodley, the light-heavyweight clash between Ryan Bader and Rashad Evans has been bumped up to the co-main event for this weekend's pay-per-view. But, according to Anthony Johnson, the colossal 205-pounder has teased at dropping to welterweight to "save the card."
@TWooodley I'm dropping down to 170 so we can save the card. You ready?— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) October 2, 2015
Woodley, however, says he "ain't bout that life."
@Anthony_Rumble hell naw! As red dad's from Fri would say no. I ain't bout that life lol— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) October 2, 2015
Given Anthony Johnson's career resurgence as a LHW contender, it's highly unlikely that the former title challenger will cut such a massive amount of weight in time for UFC 192, although "Rumble" is no stranger to drastic weight cuts.
Johnson, a former competitor at 170 lbs., was known as one of the biggest welterweights in the division. Weight cutting difficulties led to the UFC releasing him in 2012, which prompted the Blackzilian to find a home at light-heavyweight.
UFC 192, which will feature a headline championship bout between Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson, goes down this Saturday, October 3rd, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.