Dana White recently stated that Georges St. Pierre’s next fight is entirely up to him. He can fight Johny Hendricks or go after the super fight with Anderson Silva. Where does this leave the division if he decides to fight Anderson?
The division has been in a state of flux the past few years. Fighters in the welterweight division have been patiently waiting for the champ to come back from his torn ACL surgery that took place after UFC 129. Now that he is back, there is no need for him to rush into another division.
There are plenty of contenders working their way up the ladder. Jake Ellenberger, Johny Hendricks, and Tyron Woodley are all future contenders that could make for exciting match up for St. Pierre. Johny Hendricks rightfully earned a shot at the welterweight title by defeating some of the best in the division. Defeating contenders Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch, and Carlos Condit says a lot about his skill set. His time for a title shot is now.
The only way a super fight with Silva makes sense is if St. Pierre gets through Johny Hendricks first. He has already been denied a title shot once, why not give him what he deserves?