georges-st-pierre-29.jpgUFC President Dana White has a call scheduled today with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC).

About what? According to the exec, St-Pierre’s future, which may include a superfight with Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC).

“Maybe he wants to fight Anderson if Anderson wins,” White said today at a media scrum following today’s UFC on FOX 7 press gathering.

That might prompt another roll of the eyes from Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who waits for St-Pierre as the No. 1 welterweight contender.

But if St-Pierre wants to move up in weight to challenge the dominant middleweight champion, who next meets No. 1 contender Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) at UFC 162, White certainly won’t stand in his way.

Meaning, if it meant putting together a superfight that’s been talked about for four years, and could bring a huge windfall to the UFC (not to mention the respective champs) via a stadium event in Dallas, Toronto, or Rio de Janeiro, you can bet there would be no resistance.

“If Georges says to me, ‘I want to fight Anderson Silva,’ you think I’m going to go, ‘No you’re not – you’re fighting Johny Hendricks. We’ll talk about that later’?” White asked.

St-Pierre trainer Firas Zahabi this past month told that the champ could fight Hendricks next, or Silva. If it was the former, it might extend his career. If it was the latter, it would likely signal the end.

St-Pierre, who returned this past November from an extended injury due to a torn ACL, repeatedly has said if he went up in weight, it would signal the end of his time at 170 pounds. But White today said the fighter wouldn’t be giving up anything along the way.

“He’d still be [welterweight champion],” White said. “He could go down to fight Hendricks for the title.”

If that scenario came to pass, Hendricks, who earned the No. 1 contender spot with a decision over former interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC 158, would be in for another long wait. He already lost the title shot once when St-Pierre passed him over to fight Nick Diaz at the March 16 pay-per-view event.

St-Pierre has indicated that Hendricks is his next opponent. But White will find out today whether that’s still the case.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Georges St-Pierre)

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