It was reported that Johny Hendricks has torn his right biceps after the following win over Lawler via unanimous decision at UFC 171 in March.

In a recent interview Hendricks has stated that he is almost 85% ready and UFC has shown an interest for him to face Lawler again for a title bout but they have not said anything about an specific date as they are waiting for him to be 100% healthy and fit to fight again.

“The last thing the UFC wanted was to start promoting a fight and have to postpone it if Johny had a setback,” Ehrhardt said. “He’s well past that point now but the schedule is full. He’s a main event fighter and all the main events are taken. It looks like he’ll fight sometime in February.”