Upholding a personal tradition that began years ago when he couldn’t make the welterweight cut-off, former 170-pound champ Johny Hendricks has failed to make weight yet again – this time for the middleweight division.
Yes, the former welterweight champ couldn’t even get down to 186 pounds for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 112, choosing instead to eat extra cheeseburgers and step on the scale at 188 pounds.
Here’s MMAFighting with the news:
Johny Hendricks’ issues with the scale have followed him up a weight class.
The former UFC welterweight champion missed weight Saturday morning for his UFC Fight Night 112 middleweight bout with Tim Boetsch. Hendricks came in at 188 pounds, making this the third time he has missed weight in his UFC career. The 33-year-old fighter, who made most of his career at 170 pounds, moved to up the 185-pound division earlier this year in hopes of leaving weight-cutting issues behind him.
He missed weight in back-to-back fights with Kelvin Gastelum and Neil Magny in 2016. In his middleweight debut, Hendricks defeated Hector Lombard in a unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 105.