One man's loss is another man's gain. In light of Johny Hendricks last-second dropout from UFC 192, the UFC has awarded Tyron Woodley the next welterweight title shot, schedule and health permitting, promotion officials told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Friday.
Hendricks was rushed to the emergency room late Thursday night after suffering complications while cutting weight. According to manager Ted Ehrhardt, the former welterweight champion suffered a blockage in his intestine as well as a kidney stone. Hendricks was administered an IV once at the hospital.
Woodley (15-3), who expressed disappointment on Friday as well as a willingness to fight as soon as possible, will receive his show money for the scrapped fight. The 33-year-old also posted a Periscope video indicating that he had successfully reached the 171-pound welterweight threshold.
Hendricks, a fighter who has historically struggled to make weight, said Thursday at UFC 192's media day that he weighed 183 pounds.
After being released from the hospital, Hendricks told MMAFighting.com of his health, "the body is hurting bad and sore from it. The body hasn't recovered from it yet, but maybe it will tomorrow." He also admitted a conversation about moving to middleweight may have to take place in the near future.
The incident marks the second time in as many fights that Woodley's opponent has failed to make weight. In January, Woodley was furious when Kelvin Gastelum missed weight by 10 pounds ahead of their UFC 183 fight, which Woodley won by split decision.