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White: GSP vs. Johny Hendricks title fight targeted for October

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UFC President Dana White has finally let the proverbial cat out the bag.  Speaking with Sportsnet (broadcast) up in Canada, he let it be known that the welterweight title is targeted be on the line in October, as champ Georges St-Pierre will take on top contender and knockout assassin Johny Hendricks. Further, Dana went on to say that he would like to get Georges back in the UFC’s backyard of Vegas.

Of course, there is a few hurdles that need to be knocked over before we continue. It’s no secret that the UFC would LOVE to put on the ever-elusive “super-fight” of champ versus champ. Especially with their two long running champs, however comments from St-Pierre on his frame difference from Anderson Silva make it clear that we’re more likely to see Jon Jones have a bone to pick with “The Spider” .

Regardless, Johny Hendricks should be cheering on Chris Weidman when he takes on the champ on July 7 in Vegas. Due to the fact that the UFC may or may not attempt to ruin Hendrick’s plans and make a super-fight with Silva dismantling yet another middleweight contender.

Putting all that aside, we can expect a non super-fight title fight in Vegas in October between St-Pierre and Hendricks. St-Pierre is coming off a five round decision at UFC 158 in March, while Hendricks rides in on a six fight win-streak, including some violent first round knockouts of key players like Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann. Time for a good ol’ takedown versus a knockout.

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