Johny Hendricks Reveals He Almost Pulled Out Of Title Fight Due To Elbow Injury

Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks revealed today that he nearly pulled out of his UFC 171 title fight with Robbie Lawler last weekend in Dallas, Texas, after he suffered an elbow injury in training less than two weeks before hand.

Hendricks speaking via sources said:

“It’s my elbow. It happened actually a week-and-a-half before, and it happened in the first round. We thought about it. But, that world championship means that much more. Throwing a hook. And whenever I threw a hook it just spazzed out. I don’t know what happened. I felt my arm actually pop. We’ll see what happens.”

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