The anticipated UFC welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Johny Hendricks is being targeted for this fall.
St-Pierre (24-2) defended his title on March 16 at UFC 158 against Nick Diaz. On the same card, Hendricks (15-1) solidified himself as the No. 1 contender by defeating former interim titleholder Carlos Condit.
St-Pierre has since wrapped up filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and doing voiceover work on the Quebec-French language version of Disney/Pixar’s Monster’s University.
UFC president Dana White was waiting to hear from the champion before targeting a date for his Octagon return.
“Georges St-Pierre and I talked. Remember when I told you guys at like the last 30 press conferences I was going to talk to Georges St-Pierre? I talked to him two days ago,” White said on Thursday following the UFC 160 media day in Las Vegas. “He’s going to call me back I think today or tomorrow and he and I will talk.”
Hendricks is on a six-fight winning streak. His rise through the 170-pound division includes wins over Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit.
While no concrete date has been confirmed, White said the fight would “probably be in the fall.”
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