The return of UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre has been pushed back despite UFC President Dana White initially pointing to October earlier this week. Rather, it appears St-Pierre will take to the Octagon in November where he’ll face top contender Johny Hendricks at a yet-to-be-announced event.
White confirmed the matter while speaking with media at the UFC 161 open workouts. No reason was given for the change.
St-Pierre has been out of action since beating Nick Diaz three months ago. The victory was his eleventh in a row and eighth consecutive defense of his divisional strap. He is 24-2 in his career including wins over Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn, Jake Shields, Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, and Carlos Condit.
The 15-1 Hendricks is seen by many as the biggest threat GSP has faced in years based on the 29-year old’s wrestling pedigree and knockout power. Eight of his wins have come as the result of a strike-based stoppage.