UFC President Dana White has announced that the Welterweight co-main event, Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley has been scrapped from tomorrow’s UFC 192.
Taking place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, UFC 192 is headlined by Light-Heavyweight title fight, Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Alexander Gustafsson.
White took to his Twitter to break the unfortunate news, which saw an onslaught of replies from fans unhappy about the removal of the Welterweight title eliminator between #1 “Big Rig” and #3 ranked “The Chosen One.”
Hendricks vs Woodley is off the card due to Hendricks weight cut issues. pic.twitter.com/By3P6jg2FO
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 2, 2015
A replacement will not be found for Woodley. who is also off the card.
Questions will be raised about Hendricks’s weight cutting issues, especially with this event being the first instituting the ban on IVs for rehydrations – backed by the USADA and WADA.
However, ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto offered further clarification on the matter via Twitter, stating: “Hendricks’ manager tells me Johny had a blockage in intestine and kidney stone. Rushed to ER last night.”
Subsequently, the original headline bout for the FOX Sports 1 televised prelims, Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov has been shifted to the UFC 192 pay-per-view.