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Midnight Mania! Johny Hendricks goes on bizarre rant at media before making weight- “No negative!”

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Johny Hendricks has not had the greatest couple of years since he held the welterweight belt. He has had so many missteps in terms of missing weight, losing fights, jumping weight classes and STILL missing weight, that he has evidently gotten tired of the negative stories the media write about him. So today, at early weigh-ins, he went on a bizarre rant, explaining why he had to take off his underwear to make weight. Parts of the rant were completely unintelligible to me, but hey. At least he DID make it this time.

I, so nobody writes a negative that I was running had to strip, because he missed weight. I misjudged last night that I thought I had some underwear that didn’t weigh anything. Well, I was wrong, so instead of losing 1.4 like I should have, I drank up 1.2, which was my fault. So I lost a 1.2, just not for the underwear count. Which means I should have lost 1.4, so I should have drank only one pound back. So, all you media people, I didn’t miss weight. I just misread the underwear. Okay? No negative! You hear me? No. negative.

We hear you, Johny. No negative. No negative.


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