It was an instant classic with Johny Hendricks digging deep in the fifth and final round to defeat Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 and become the UFC welterweight championship. But there is no time to rest for the new champ with plenty of contenders in the stacked welterweight division.
The dream scenario for would be a rematch against Georges St-Pierre who escaped with a narrow – and controversial – win against Hendricks at UFC 167 before announcing that he was vacating the belt and taking time off.
GSP has not given any signs on when he might return after stepping away to deal with what he called some personal issues. But UFC President Dana White said last week that he knows “for a fact” that St-Pierre will return to the octagon at some point.
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