It has been a long time coming for welterweight contender Johny Hendricks to get his crack at the title. Well, it looks like his time has come and he will finally get to enter the Octagon against welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre in November.
UFC President Dana White said the two would “probably” tangle in November during a media gathering at UFC 161 in Winnipeg on Thursday.
Dana: GSP-Hendricks will be in November, probably in Vegas.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 13, 2013
The organization has made it clear that they do not want St-Pierre to fight in Canada again this go-round, so the likely destination will be Las Vegas.
St-Pierre (24-2) has not tasted defeat since he lost to Matt Serra in 2007. He has consecutively defended his welterweight title eight times since winning it back at UFC 83 in 2008. The champ last fought at UFC 158 in Montreal against Nick Diaz, where he won by unanimous decision.
Hendricks (15-1) is currently riding a six-fight winning streak, with three of those wins coming by way of knockout. Of those six fights, “Big Rig” has taken home fight night bonuses four times. In his last bout he defeated former interim champion Carlos Condit by unanimous decision to finally claim himself the number one contender.
Once the bout agreement has been confirmed, the UFC will likely release more information on the welterweight championship bout.