Johny Hendricks Suffered Minor Burn During Filming of UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks Promo

October 30, 2013
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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 The news was initially reported by

Ehrhardt told 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.

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  • fsunoles10

    haha that bush league there.

  • bajafox

    Conspiracy! lol

  • Sue the people who were filming him. How the hell do you second-degree burn someone with that much light

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  • MuayThaiFood

    It’s nothing compared to the mat burn that GSP is going to give him.

    • Kris-tyahn

      lol – nicely said! And very true, unless he gets “lucky” in the first or 2nd round. Not much technique, actually very little striking technique. Wonder if GSP and company are going to throw a flying knee to the face when Hendricks throws his left hand….. He leans head first and swings that sledge hammer behind him. Or a nice front kick to the jaw would make Hendricks think about leading head/face first! If this fight makes the 3rd round, Hendricks will get finished bc his cardio will be on empty, and we might actually see GSP finish someone. Though, I love watching him put on clinics for 25 mins, takes a lot more skill to dominate guys for 25 mins for the last 5 years, compared to people getting finishes. Anyone can finish an opponent, punchers chance. But how many guys can continuously dominate #1 contenders on a reg. basis and win 30+ rounds without losing a single round?!?

  • julian moran

    This article is extremely interesting.

    • MuayThaiFood

      Yes, it’s as compelling as the lost pet features we have in our local news here.

  • MuayThaiFood

    If Hendricks would have been doing more of this he would have had a good base tan and this unfortunate incident never would have happened.