Johny Hendricks doesn’t know which cage will house his next fight.
Speaking withon Friday, the former UFC welterweight champion revealed he fought out his contract in a stoppage loss to Paulo Costa at UFC 217 in November and doesn’t know if his exclusive period of negotiation with the promotion has expired.
Hendricks said he should have more clarity on his fate in a week or two.
Recurring weight management issues prompted a move up to middleweight last year, only for Hendricks to come in heavy for his June date with Tim Boetsch and see his struggles continue, with the loss to Costa marking his second straight, and fifth in his past six fights. Despite the skid, Hendricks maintains he isn't retiring and aims to get back in the saddle for May, according to Thomas.
The former champ added he's keeping his options open regarding not only which promotion he'll fight for, but also his weight class. Hendricks has missed weight for three of his last handful of bouts.
The Oklahoma native has competed in the Octagon for all but five of his 26 career tilts, compiling a promotional record of 13-8.
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