Hendricks appeared gaunt and tired at the UFC 171 pre-fight weigh-in, so fight fans are left wondering how much he'll be affected by the severe weight cut come fight night. Hendricks never had a problem making weight before, so UFC President Dana White was extremely surprised he had an issue.
Hendricks was shaking during his first attempt on the scale, and he apparently needed to be carried out of the weigh-in event.
Hendricks couldn't walk off on his own two feet from the UFC 171 weigh-in.
He has less than 24 hours to recover, so UFC fans are left thinking if that will be enough time to get his body back to normal for the fight.
As for Lawler, his weight cut seemed to go much better than Hendricks'.
Lawler looked great at the UFC 171 weigh-ins, so he might now be a heavy favorite to win in the UFC 171 main event. This will be the first time in seven years that a new UFC welterweight champ will be crowned. Time will tell if Hendricks will walk away as champ, or if it will be Lawler.
In the UFC 171 co-main, Carlos Condit throws down with Tyron Woodley. The winner of that fight could legitimately earn a UFC welterweight title shot with an impressive victory.
Condit is more likely than Woodley to earn a title shot, as he's a perennial top five contender in the UFC's welterweight division. However, a big knockout victory by Woodley could earn him a chance for a title fight.
Georges St-Pierre's recent leave of absence opened up the UFC's welterweight division, so just about every man currently ranked in the top 10 has a legitimate chance for a title shot.
Condit and Woodley are in the mix to fight the winner of Lawler vs Hendricks, but Nick Diaz and Jake Shields are also in the conversation.
Also on the UFC 171 main card, Diego Sanchez battles Myles Jury.