Johny Hendricks’ attempts to tackle his weight cuts without the help of a nutritionist led to a roller-coaster year he never expected.
The former UFC welterweight champion cut ties with Mike Dolce prior to UFC 185, but still used many of Dolce’s methods in the lead-up to the March fight. The result was a weight cut that Hendricks’ called one of the smoothest of his career, plus a dominant showing against Matt Brown that vaulted Hendricks back into the title conversation.
Hendricks attempted to replicate that success earlier this month at UFC 192, only he tweaked a winning formula, loading up with a diet heavy on venison and light on the fish and chicken which Dolce preferred. The results were disastrous. Hendricks dropped out of his fight with Tyron Woodley the day before weigh-ins and was hospitalized with an intestinal blockage and kidney stone.
The fallout from the embarrassing incident caused Hendricks to reflect on the decisions that led him to this point, and the 32-year-old admitted Monday on The MMA Hour that he would be willing to seek help if it meant putting his nightmarish weights cuts behind him once and for all.
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