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Johny Hendricks says over-reliance on deer meat caused failed UFC 192 weight cut

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Johny Hendricks broke his silence on Monday, speaking publicly for the first time since complications cutting weight led to the cancellation of his Oct. 3 fight against Tyron Woodley. The former UFC welterweight champion said he awoke the day before UFC 192 weigh-ins feeling “really good” at 184 pounds, 13 pounds off from the division’s limit, and only realized something was wrong after he dropped a meager two pounds during his first weight cutting session.

“That’s when my body sort of started feeling different,” Hendricks told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “I tried to push through it, went and did another session trying to work out, and that’s when I was like, okay, something’s definitely wrong. I didn’t know what it was, I just knew something was wrong. Both my left and my right side started to hurt at that point. I went to the hospital and that’s when I found out that my intestines were dried up and I had a kidney stone in my right side.

“There’s a point where I was sort of grateful that I didn’t continue, because it took [my body] a week to get over what happened.”

Hendricks was ultimately pulled from his ….View original article