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Anthony Johnson teases at dropping down to 170 lbs. to fight Woodley

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"Rumble" says he's about to save UFC 192 by dropping down to welterweight to fight Tyron Woodley.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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."

Woodley, however, says he "ain't bout that life."

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.