Johny Hendricks came in over for his scheduled UFC 171 main event fight with Robbie Lawler for the welterweight title Friday.
Hendricks is still attempting to cut the 1.5 pounds to make the bout official and for the belt. If Hendricks does not make the weight and wins the fight, FOX Sports 2 is reporting that he will not become champion. However, if Lawler wins and Hendricks misses weight, he will become champion.
Twitter sounded off, both fighters and media members, immediately following the failed weigh-in.
Dana tells TV partners backstage that if Johny misses weight, Lawler can still win title. Johny, if off, would not be eligible for belt.
— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) March 14, 2014
Dana White says he wants I get Johny on the scale with no music, bass shaking the stage. JH is outside, running? Didn't look happy.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 14, 2014
Some fan just got on stage onto the scale and flexed. What a horse's ass.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) March 14, 2014
Great comment from @dc_mma – Robbie Lawler telling his guys to help Johny Hendricks make weight, to ensure title fight
— John Stouffer (@johnstouffer) March 14, 2014
Stunned Johny Hendricks weighed in at 171.5 lbs. for the title fight. I'd bet on him making it down to 170 within the allotted time.
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) March 14, 2014
Hendricks on missing weight " I thought we made it. We'll see what happens." #UFC171
— Heidi Fang (@HeidiFang) March 14, 2014
If you guys remember filho sonnen 2, it was not for the belt because filho failed to make weight. Chael beat him, but didn't get the title..
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) March 14, 2014