UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has revealed that he has a torn bicep and will undergo surgery to fix the injury next Monday.

The UFC welterweight champion is apparently going to be on the shelf for a while. Johny Hendricks stated after his title win at UFC 171 over Robbie Lawler that he had an elbow injury, but didn't know the extent of it. Today, he revealed that it was a torn bicep. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani tweeted about it:

The injury was actually suffered before the fight with Lawler, and made Hendricks briefly consider pulling out. He also sustained a shin injury later in the same bout.

I think we can all put the pieces together to see what this means for the welterweight division - without a clear-cut challenger and with the champ out for a while, expect at least one contender's fight to see who gets a title shot. Maybe even more than one.

In This StoryStream

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

Related News

Bobby Green suffers torn ACL, lateral meniscus; surgery scheduled for next month

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 views

A week after Bobby Green withdrew from his July 15 fight against Al Iaquinta, details have emerged about the extent of his injury. According to Amanda Earley, the PR manager for Iridum Sports Agency, read news >>

Bellator MMA analyst Jimmy Smith responds to Kimbo vs. Shamrock 'fix' allegations

  • 15 days ago
  • 259 views

With some fans adamant that last Friday's Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock bout was a work, Bellator MMA analyst Jimmy Smith offered up his response to the allegations. In a month where Fabricio Werdum u read news >>

Adlan Amagov explains sudden decision to retire: It wasn't religious reasons, I was just tired

  • 15 days ago
  • 93 views

Former UFC fighter Adlan Amagov revealed his reasons for retiring from Mixed Martial Arts. Following over a year of speculation, Adlan Amagov officially announced his retirement from MMA competition read news >>

Herschel Walker interested in one more professional fight: ‘I’d step back in the cage’

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 views

Football legend Herschel Walker revealed that he would be interested in competing once more in mixed martial arts. read news >>

"Garbage Time" Host Katie Nolan Thinks Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Was a Fix

  • 17 days ago
  • 21 views

Katie Nolan is a rising star in the sports world. The host of Fox Sports 1's “Garbage Time” offers a humorous look at sports on a weekly basis, and has one of the best Twitter profiles in all of spor read news >>

Eddie Alvarez would take a fight against Nate Diaz but thinks he is a ‘step backwards’

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez revealed that he would accept a fight against Nate Diaz even though he believes it would be a step back for him. read news >>

UFC 189: Jean-Claude Van Damme offers to train Conor McGregor to fix the 'mistakes' in his striking

  • 22 days ago
  • 690 views

If Steven Seagal can train Anderson Silva, then I see no reason why fellow B-movie action star Jean-Claude Van Damme can't teach Conor McGregor a thing or two about striking. Like how to fix all thos read news >>

UFC 188 video: Werdum thinks Velasquez's knee surgery was 'part of his strategy'

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

In the second episode of UFC 188 Embedded, Fabricio Werdum fires some verbal shots in the heavyweight champion's direction. After Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum conducted themselves in a rather r read news >>

Johny Hendricks headed to UFC 189, will face winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald

  • 26 days ago
  • 18 views

Time to gas up the Bat-Truck, because the beard coming to "Sin City." Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will be in attendance at the upcoming UFC 189: read news >>

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

  • 26 days ago
  • 13 views

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 fin read news >>