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Johny Hendricks told he's next for welterweight title shot, will attend UFC 189

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Former champion Johny Hendricks is ready to get that welterweight title back.

And he'll attend UFC 189 on July 11 to watch current champion Robbie Lawler defend the belt against Rory MacDonald to find out who it is he'll be facing.

According to a report on UFC Tonight, Hendricks has been informed that he's next in line for the winner MacDonald-Lawler, but he and his camp is taking it with a grain of salt. Hendricks' manager Ted Erhardt told Ariel Helwani that they will believe they are next for a shot when they see it, but that right now Hendricks isn't interested in anything else.

Erhardt said Hendricks wants the shot that he was promised prior to fighting Matt Brown at UFC 185 in Dallas. Hendricks dominated Brown for three rounds en-route to a unanimous decision.

As for Tyron Woodley, who has campaigned for a fight with Hendricks, he hasn't been told that it's off the table yet. According to the report, Woodley -- who has won two in a row and four of five overall -- is still holding out hope that the next guy he faces will be Hendricks.

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