Johny Hendricks

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has more experience with weight cuts gone bad than just about anybody else.

Take for instance his battle to make weight for a fight with Tyron Woodley at UFC 192 in 2015, which after an arduous cut saw him still needing to lose 10lbs in 24 hours.

in the end Hendricks had to be rushed to hospital in extreme pain, where was diagnosed with an intestinal blockage and a kidney stone that was believed to have been brought on by his insides being completely dried out.

Needless to say that fight was cancelled, but Hendricks would continue to miss weight in the fights that followed until he was forced to give up fighting at welterweight in late 2016 after another botched attempt to drop weight for a fight with Neil Magny at UFC 207.

On that occasion Hendricks came in 2.5lbs overweight, but was still able to fight the next night, losing by unanimous decision.

However, the next day Hendricks weight suddenly balooned up to 219lbs leading to the realization that he was suffering from kidney failure. This went on for the best part of five days before his body reset and he dropped back down to 199lbs in the space of 24 hours.

“That’s when I was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to kill myself [if I keep doing this],” Hendricks told MMAFighting’s Luke Thomas and made up his mind never to fight at 170lbs again.

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