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Not Even Illness Could Take Johny Hendricks Down

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.