Hendricks Not Committing To Middleweight Move

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Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks was forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC 192 co-main event bout with Tyron Woodley six days ago due to a weight cut mishap which resulted in hospitalization.

Following his botched weight cut and fight cancellation, UFC President Dana White told reporters that he now considers Johny Hendricks a middleweight fighter.

Well, apparently “Bigg Rigg” is not completely onboard with that idea (moving up to 185lbs), as he recently told MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani that he’s planning a mini-weight cut on his own time before deciding whether to go up to 185 pounds or stay at 170lbs.

Here is what Ariel Helwani had to say on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight:

Hendricks says he plans on dropping body fat over the next month, conducting the weight cut, then making a decision from there based on how his body reacts.

If it doesn’t work out, he’ll move up to middleweight. If it does, then he’ll focus on keeping his weight lower — he’s gotten up as high as 218 between fights — than he’s gotten accustomed to.

Hendricks says he does not have a timetable set for his return to competition.

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