Most fighters would love to get the chance to avenge a loss, especially a loss they feel they didn’t deserve.
Following the controversial split decision victory awarded to longtime UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, many fans expected there to be an immediate rematch to clear the smoke once and for all. However, GSP shocked the mixed martial arts community when he cryptically announced a hiatus from competition after the fight. With those statements made by the champ, it seemed that Hendricks would never get the opportunity to avenge his loss after that night. However, recent comments by UFC President Dana White have indicated that GSP is no longer leaning toward retirement, and a rematch may be just around the corner.
In a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times, White said that St-Pierre is denying reports recently made by TMZ that his father is dying and he unwillingly impregnated a woman. He made reassurances that GSP is putting his personal issues behind him and focusing on fighting again by hinting that scheduling a rematch will happen sooner rather than later.
“As far as a rematch, we’re on schedule and I’ll have a date within a couple weeks,” White told the Los Angeles Times. “I feel confident that Georges is fine with that and all is on track.”
If this is true, we might just see a George St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks II sometime in 2014.