Georges St-Pierre: I fight whoever the UFC tells me to fight

Georges St-Pierre recently made his eighth straight successful title defense at UFC 158 with a decision win over Nick Diaz and it’s still unclear on who he will face next.

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If he defends the welterweight title in his next fight, it would be against number one contender Johny Hendricks.

However, he could have a super fight with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva later this year.

UFC President Dana White stated last week in San Jose that he planned to talk to St-Pierre, but that conversation has not taken place at this time.

During last night’s edition of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, St-Pierre confirmed that he has not had a conversation with White and said he plans to talk to him soon.

“We haven’t spoken,” St-Pierre said. “I probably need to know the outcome of the next couple fights. We’re going to talk later on.”

St-Pierre (24-2) has been saying for several months that if he decided to move up in weight, he would leave the welterweight division. He continued to say that last night on the weekly UFC news program and went on to say that he will fight whoever the UFC tells him to fight.

“If I’m going up to 185, I will not be able to come back down after. At 170, I don’t think I have the luxury of choosing my opponent, and I will fight whoever the UFC tells me to fight.”

St-Pierre also appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience yesterday and would not say who his next opponent will be. Silva is currently booked to face Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 162 on July 6th in Las Vegas and a win by Silva could set up a fight with St-Pierre.

Maybe its time for Hendricks to begin to trash talk the UFC welterweight champion into a fight, just like Nick Diaz did.