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Dana White talks about Johny Hendricks missing weight at UFC 192, downplays Tyron Woodley's title chances

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

By now everybody has heard about the disastrous weight-cutting problems of former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, which forced him from the co-main event of UFC 192 tonight (Sat., Oct. 3, 2015).

So, what the heck went wrong? UFC president Dana White told UFC on FOX Sports 1's Megan Olivi the whole story:

"They called me last night and said that he was in a lot of pain and he laid down and he was better when he laid down and felt less pain and I said, 'take him to the hospital,'" said White. "They didn't want to go to the hospital because they knew they'd say he's dehydrated and give him an IV but... it's just not worth it. It's not worth a dangerous weight cut to come in and fight.

White said that the proper care of the fighter is more important than a fight, no matter how big the fight is. And this was definitely a big fight for "Big Rig."

Unfortunately, White revealed the Oklahoma All-American wrestler was 26 pounds overweight when he talked to him on Tuesday, which is a lot of water to shed in three days.

White admitted it wasn't a huge surprise, given Hendricks' problems making weight in the past and the obvious issues with his metabolism.

"He blows up when he's not competing and as you continue to get older it makes it harder to make the weight. He has to figure out a diet. He just lost a huge opportunity here tonight. So he needs to figure this out. I consider him an '85 pounder right now. I do not want to see him at 170 again."

The UFC president did allow that exceptions have been made in the past for fighters who earn their way back into a weight class for which they missed weight, with Kelvin Gastelum's name coming up. Perhaps a certain someone can buy Hendricks a nutrionist?

As for the man left in the lurch, Tyron Woodley initially took to Twitter to say he'd been promised the next title shot after Carlos Condit and Robbie Lawler get done scrapping at UFC 195.

However, that may not be entirely accurate.

"What I said was, he's next in line, but there are a lot of variables involved," White said, adding Woodley hasn't fought in a long time.

Although he wouldn't confirm Woodley would get his UFC 192 show and win bonus (as he's demanded), White did call him a "stud" for insisting on showing up to make weight, adding "we'll figure something out."

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