Georges-St-Pierre-026-UFC-124-478x270The 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.”

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2092 with Johny Hendricks and 'Stitch' Duran

  • 3 days ago

Stream or download Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Johny Hendricks and Jacob “Stitch” Duran.Filed under: News, Radio, UFC read news >>

The Comeback: Holly Holm on 'Cyborg' fight, Johny Hendricks leaves longtime camp

  • 3 days ago

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Tuesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Bell read news >>

Johny Hendricks to leave Team Takedown, still wants to fight Tyron Woodley

  • 4 days ago

Former UFC welterweight champ Johny Hendricks is leaving his longtime management firm, Team Takedown, and is still pushing for a welterweight fight with Tyron Woodley after their UFC 192 booking was read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Johny Hendricks and Jacob 'Stitch' Duran

  • 4 days ago

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Johny Hendricks and Jacob “Stitch” Duran.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Super card takes a hit: Michelle Waterson out of UFC 194

  • 4 days ago

It’s one of the deepest and most anticipated fight cards in MMA history, and it had avoided the injury bug – until now.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Josh Koscheck Headlines Bellator 148 Against Matt Secor

  • 12 days ago

The highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut of Josh Koscheck (17-10) will take place in his home town of Fresno, Calif. on January 29 at Bellator 148: Koscheck vs. Secor. read news >>

UFC 193 Start Time: Full Card, TV Info, Live Stream, Rousey vs. Holm Picks

  • 14 days ago

One of the most anticipated spectacles in mixed martial arts has finally arrived, as Ronda Rousey gears up to defend her women's bantamweight title against Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. De read news >>