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UFC Champ Hendricks Headed For Surgery

UFC Champ Hendricks Headed For Surgery

New UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is headed under the knife, as he told a Los Angeles radio station Wednesday that he needs surgery on his injured bicep.

Hendricks stated immediately following his win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 that he believed he suffered an elbow injury.

Ariel Helwani is reporting that Hendricks will have surgery on Monday and need four weeks of recovery before he can begin rehab. That will be followed up by “Bigg Rigg” working his way back into shape, meaning he is likely out for several months.

Helwani also said the injury to the bicep happened before the fight and almost forced him to pull out. He also suffered a shin injury vs. Lawler.

The list of challengers to Hendricks’ title includes Tyron Woodley, Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard. No word yet on what the UFC plans to do with the division while Hendricks recovers.

  • Dufresne says:

    Hopefully he can make a quick and full recovery. As much as I love it when fighters let it all hang out, it’s kind of a drag that it seems like almost every title shot/defense ends up with the champ being injured these days. I guess that’s the price to watch two elite athletes push the human body to the breaking point.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    so rare to see a champ fight more than twice a year these days, even Bellator got the champs tied up with a back log of challengers


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