The UFC has been having some bad luck with title fights recently. Two of its most dominant and high profile champions, Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre, are both coming off of controversial decision victories.
There seems to be a key difference between the two fights though. Jones is going on to face Glover Teixeira in his next title defense, while UFC president Dana White is adamant that Georges St-Pierre give Johny Hendricks an immediate rematch.
White explained why he was treating the two situations differently at the post-UFC 167 media event.
“The situation was different with that one because Jon said, ‘I already beat him. Now I want to fight Glover Teixeira,” said White, according to MMAFighting.com. “He goes, ‘I’ll give him the rematch after.’ Jon had this plan where he wanted to beat another contender and then he’d do the rematch. I respected that.”
“Who’s Georges going to fight? He already fought Condit. Johny deserves this rematch. Every fight is different. You can’t look at other situations and go, ‘but in this fight…’ Every fight is different. Johny Hendricks deserves this rematch.”
While a rematch is what everyone is talking about right now, there’s no real idea of when it might occur. GSP stated in his post-fight interview that he wants to take some time off to deal with personal issues, and has not issued a comment since.