Johny Hendricks Suffers 2nd Degree Burn Filming UFC 167 Commercial

UFC welterweight contender Johny Hendricks has sustained a second degree burn to his back and shoulders, while filming a commercial for November 16th’s upcoming UFC 167 card.

Before fans go pushing any panic buttons, apparently Johny is okay and the net result of the event is that “Bigg Rigg” (only) missed two days of training and only required a prescription ointment to help with the healing. As such, Hendricks was fully mended within a week.

As the incident happened last month and Johny is fully healed now, the mishap should play no role in his welterweight title shot with division champion, Georges St. Pierre.

As to how it happened, apparently the lights that were being used for the shoot were too close to Bigg Rigg’s back, and as such, he sustained the burns.

At looking at the picture of his back, one has to wonder just how close the lights actually were and did not someone notice or Johny feel, that they were burning him.

Either way, it looks like fans may have dodged a bullet on this one, even if it was a minor one, and that next time the UFC does a shoot like this, they’ll endeavour to make sure the fighters aren’t being burned by the lights.

Picture of Bigg Rigg’s back courtesy of his manager, Ted Ehrhardt



  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Enjoylife321/ enjoylife321

    That is frickin ridiculous….Who are these retards filming these commericals

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brian-Cox/ Brian Cox

      I know, it really does beg the question.

      I wonder if it was a GSP owned company doing the shoot?

      • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Enjoylife321/ enjoylife321

        GSP is all about greasing the back, maybe now he is all about burning the back

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/DeeJaySlyTee/ DeeJaySlyTee

      Pepsi???

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Dirt/ dirt

    As long as his manbeard doesn't get ruined he'll still dominate GSP lol

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Cranestyle/ cranestyle

    Burned while making a commercial? I'm having a flashback to Micheal Jackson in the 80's. I can imagine him doing his version of "Billie Jean"…

    "GSP is not my brother,
    he's just a guy who claims to be #1,
    but by my left hand he'll be undone.
    He says he's #1, by my left he'll be undone."

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Cranestyle/ cranestyle

      "him" meaning Johnny.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Nimbleweed/ nimbleweed

    Good job his beard didnt go up… Might have needed the Ausie forest fire team!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Brasil/ Brasil

    Imagine if that hapened to GSP…bald douche would call out the fight.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Dastardly_Dave/ Dastardly_Dave

    Tanning beds…