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Johny Hendricks forced out of UFC 192 fight after being rushed to emergency room

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HOUSTON -- Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley is off UFC 192.

According to Hendricks' manager Ted Ehrhardt, Hendricks suffered a blockage in his intestine last night while cutting weight, as well as a kidney stone. He was rushed to the emergency room and had to be given an IV. UFC president Dana White announced via Twitter Friday morning that Hendricks-Woodley was off due to "Hendricks weight cut issues."

At Thursday's media day, Hendricks said he weighed 183 pounds, which he was happy with. The former UFC welterweight champion has struggled with weight cutting throughout his career, and earlier this year he made headlines when he parted ways with famed MMA nutrionist Mike Dolce.

"The weight was coming off fine and then yesterday my body just started to shut down," Hendricks said. "When it hit that point, I tried to push through it, and well, it didn't go well because then I had to go to the ER."

Hendricks said he is no longer in the hospital but, "the body is hurting bad and sore from it. The body hasn't recovered from it yet, but maybe it will tomorrow."

When asked if he is now considering moving up to middleweight, Hendricks admitted that conversation has been brought up.

"I think I have to lose more fat or move up," he said. "We might move up to 185, but I want to get home and start testing myself on body fat and try to work it down and see if that's going to work in a mini weight cut. Then that's when I can really focus on what's next. If it doesn't go go good, then it's 185 for sure. I still enjoy fighting, just not the weight cut."

The welterweight contender fight was scheduled to be the co-main event of tomorrow's UFC 192 card. As a result, Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov has been moved to the main card.

"I'm frustrated, obviously," Woodley told MMAFighting.com. "I'm always trying to look for the lesson in things and positive signs. I believe things happen for a reason.

"I'm counting this as a loss for him. You got to make the weight. I'm sitting here at weight, wired, ready to wage war and now I'm not going to get that opportunity.

"Hopefully, I'm compensated accordingly because this shouldn't be a strike against me. It's almost as if I lost if I just get show money. I could have been knocked out in the first minute and just get show money. I hope and pray I am taken care of because I had a lot of plans for that win money.

"And I shouldn't have to fight anyone else, do anything else spectacular ... nothing . I should be next for the title shot now. It's called professional mixed martial arts for a reason. There should be some level of professionalism involved."

Hendricks also passed along this message to his supporters:

"I'm sorry. I am learning and always will be learning about my weight. I'm sorry for this. It was going great until my body started to shut down and when that happened I didn't want to stop because of the fans, but I want to fight again and if I hurt my body too bad I won't be able to. I want to say sorry. It won't happen again, and I will get better from this."