Johny HendricksUFC welterweight contender Johny Hendricks encountered a near-miss situation last month while filming a commercial promoting his UFC 167 title fight with champion Georges St-Pierre.

Hendricks suffered a second-degree burn when the lights used during filming were either too hot or placed too close to him, according to manager Ted Ehrhardt, who confirmed the incident to MMAWeekly.com. The news was initially reported by MMAFighting.com.

Ehrhardt told MMAWeekly.com that the burn was roughly equivalent to a severe sunburn, and that his fighter’s trainer told him that Hendricks suffered some discomfort from the injury, but didn’t miss any training.

“I initially thought he missed a day or two, but his trainer told me he actually didn’t miss any training,” said Ehrhardt.

The burn healed in about a week and never jeopardized the fight.

St-Pierre vs. Hendricks headline UFC 167 on Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The card also serves as the promotion’s 20th Anniversary event.

Click here to watch the UFC 167 commercial in question.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

As UFC Says 'Save the Date,' Fighters Still Not Crazy in Love with Reebok Deal

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

With about a month left before a rigid new outfitting deal between Reebok and the UFC chases third-party sponsors out of the Octagon, opposing sides in MMA’s ongoing uniform debate no longer even see read news >>

The 10: The Best of June Inside the Octagon

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

For the third consecutive month, four events will hit the UFC Octagon in June, one on each Saturday beginning this weekend in New Orleans and culminating with the Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale at read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Submission of the Month' for May: Which choke was the best?

  • 27 days ago
  • 18 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best submissions from May. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Su read news >>

The UFC Cutting Room Floor: Tim Elliott and the flyweight gang

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Zane Simon takes a look at the UFC roster cuts for the month of June in 2015, most notably the wealth of flyweights no longer in the big show. read news >>

The MMA Hour - 284 - Joe Soto

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Joe Soto talks about his 10-month layoff and his UFN New Orleans fight. read news >>

The MMA Hour - 284 - Urijah Faber

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Urijah Faber looks back at his loss to Frankie Edgar last month and discusses what's next for him. read news >>

Lucas Martins suffered cut above eye days before UFC Fight 67

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

GOIANIA, Brazil -- Lucas Martins almost didn't enter the Octagon on Saturday night to face Mirsad Bektic. "Mineiro", finished Bektic in Goiania, Brazil, told the media after the fight that he suffere read news >>

UFC returns to theaters with Fathom Events for UFC 188 in Mexico City

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC will return to movie theaters this month for UFC 188, which features a heavyweight title unification bout between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum in the main event. Filed under: News, UFC, read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Knockout of the Month' for May: Head kicks, punches or elbows?

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best knockouts from May. Here are the five nominees and the winner of MMAjunkie’s “Knockout of the Month” for May 2 read news >>

UFC Fight Night 67 Medical Suspensions: Thiago Alves Faces Six-Month Suspension

  • 29 days ago
  • 113 views

Not surprisingly, main eventer Thiago Alves topped the list of UFC Fight Night 67 medical suspensions released by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission. read news >>