Johny Hendricks pushed himself to the front of the line in the UFC’s welterweight division with his win over Josh Koscheck Saturday night. Hendricks-Koscheck served as the co-main event to UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller.
During a post-fight interview with FUEL TV, Hendricks revealed that he was battling illness in the weeks and days prior to the bout. Hendricks earned a decision victory.
“I had a tough training camp, the last two weeks I was battling some mean stuff. I had bronchitis and then mono,” Hendricks said. “Two great ones to have. No (Hendricks didn’t consider pulling out of the fight). I was sitting there, coughing up junk.”
Hendricks became just the second fighter to defeat both Koscheck and Jon Fitch, joining UFC welterweight champion – and possible future opponent – Georges St-Pierre.