If a super fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre isn’t in the cards, at least for the short term, UFC President Dana White says the welterweight champ should start preparing to fight Johny Hendricks. Yes, it appears like all that finger crossing has worked for Hendricks and his growing fanbase.
The news comes just day after St. Pierre relayed on “The Joe Rogan Exeperience”, that cutting to lightweight would “be easier” for him than moving to middleweight to face champ Anderson Silva. According to a report from MMA Weekly.com, White addressed the issue of the super fight and St. Pierre’s immediate future today by stating:
“If he doesn’t want to do a superfight, nobody is going to pressure him to do a superfight. That’s up to him,” the UFC President noted “But Johny Hendricks is next, and soon. Maybe in August.”
White proceeded to add that he’s hoping to line-up a bout between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva in the future, provided Jones beats Chael Sonnen this Saturday and Silva takes out Weidman on July 6th. Sounds like a decent plan no? On a recent UFC 159 media call, Jones said he would begin “entertaining” super fights once he’s broken the title defense record of Tito Ortiz, which he could tie this weekend in New Jersey.
The GSP-Hendricks bout would likely be booked for the first FOX Sports 1 card in Boston on August 17th.
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