Hendricks misses weight, cut from UFC 192

The UFC 192 co-main event bout between Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley has been removed from the fight card after Hendricks was forced to withdraw from the event after missing weight.

According to the former welterweight champion's manager Ted Ehrhardt, Hendricks suffered a kidney stone and intestinal blockage on Thursday night while cutting weight and was rushed to a local hospital, where was given an IV.

UFC president Dana White confirmed to FOX Sports that Hendricks was indeed 26 pounds overweight on Tuesday and that the company doesn't condone such massive weight cuts shortly before a fight. White added that Hendricks would be served well by moving up to the 185-pound middleweight division.

Hendricks has never missed weight during his UFC career previously, although he needed a second attempt to make the 170-pound limit ahead of this title bout with Robbie Lawler at UFC 171.

"The weight was coming off fine and then [Thursday] my body just started to shut down," Hendricks told MMAFighting. 

"When it hit that point, I tried to push through it, and well, it didn't go well because then I had to go to the ER."

White added that Woodley had made weight even though he was aware that the bout against Hendricks was cancelled.

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