Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks continues his slide on the scales…

When he started his fearsome UFC run back in 2009, NCAA division 1 wrestler Johny Hendricks was scary. Knocking out opponents left and right, ‘Bigg Rigg’ lost just once in 11 fights.

With his 10-1 UFC record, 15-1 overall, Hendricks earned a title fight against then-champ Georges St-Pierre. During a highly controversial affair at UFC 167, Hendricks was edged on the scorecards by the all-time great.

Many feel Hendricks won the fight, but he would later be vindicated by his title win over Robbie Lawler.

Johny Hendricks vs. His Own Weight

Unfortunately things would change after his title win, after he missed weight on the first attempt at UFC 181. Later making the 170-pound limit, but losing the title, it was just a matter of time before he headed to middleweight.

At UFC 200 and UFC 207, ‘Bigg Rigg’ came in very heavy, and was forced to go up to 185 pounds. After making weight and defeating Hector Lombard by decision, we thought his weight missing days were over.

Think again.

UFC Fight Night 112 Main Event:

155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa (155) vs. Kevin Lee ()

UFC Fight Night 112 Main Card on FOX Sports 1:

185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Johny Hendricks (188*)
115 lbs.: Felice Herrig (115) vs. Justine Kish ()
205 lbs.: Joachim Christensen (206) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)
170 lbs.: Alex Garcia (171) vs. Tim Means ()
145 lbs.: B.J. Penn (146) vs. Dennis Siver ()

UFC Fight Night 112 Prelims on FOX Sports 2:

155 lbs.: Clay Guida (156) vs. Erik Koch (155)
185 lbs.: Vitor Miranda (186) vs. Marvin Vettori (185)
115 lbs.: Carla Esparza (116) vs. Maryna Moroz (115)
155 lbs.: Devin Powell (155) vs. Darrell Horcher (155)

UFC Fight Night 112 Prelims on UFC Fight Pass:

145 lbs.: Jared Gordon () vs. Michel Quinones (145)
205 lbs.: Jeremy Kimball (204) vs. Josh Stansbury (206)
155 lbs.: Johnny Case (156) vs. Tony Martin (156)

Hendricks Interview After UFC 200 Loss

Here’s what Johny told Megan Olivi H/T MMAJunkie.com about his fighting career after UFC 200. Is he done taking this thing seriously?

“I think I’ve got to take a step back and refocus,” Hendricks told UFC.com’s Megan Olivi backstage after the loss. “It might be a month, two months, three months (to) – hell, I don’t know – decide if I want to fight. I love fighting. To get in that octagon makes me so happy, but to perform like that …

“I’m an idiot in that fight, is what it really boils down to. I’m an idiot in that fight … and I go out there and look like (expletive). Do I still want to fight? Because that fight right there shows me that I don’t – but I do. What do I have to do to get that fire back? I don’t know. It’s disappointing when I know I could’ve won, I should’ve won, and I go out there and look like a pathetic newborn. … We’ll see what’s next.”

“He was a better fighter; I didn’t fight,” Hendricks said. “No lie: Was that the guy who won the belt? Was that the guy who would even be considered the guy who won the belt? No. Right now, I’ve got to take a step back. I’ve got to take a step back – talk to family, talk to the wife, and see what’s next. That was so pathetic.

No lie – I’m my worst critic. I’d give that a D. Hell, I was out there – I saw every punch I could land. I didn’t throw. I didn’t kick. That’s probably the worst I’ve seen myself fight in a long time. Nothing against Kelvin Gastelum – Kelvin Gastelum did a great job. … It’s just that I didn’t fight. That was so pathetic.”

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