Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks has been waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more, for more information to come out about when and where his opportunity to challenge 170-pound kingpin Georges St. Pierre for the title will come to fruition.
On Tuesday (June 11, 2013), "Bigg Rigg" finally got a sliver of news that is sure to brighten his sprits after months of uncertainty.
According to a message posted on Twitter by Canadian news outlet Rogers Sportsnet, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that a St. Pierre vs. Hendricks championship fight is in the works for October; however, an exact date or location was not revealed.
It would appear possible that the match up could take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, as following St. Pierre's successful title defense against Nick Diaz at UFC 158 last March, White said he wants to bring "Rush" back to "Sin City" for his next fight.
Hendricks earned his shot at the French-Canadian's belt after stringing together six-straight victories inside the Octagon, highlighted by wins over Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Martin Kampmann and most recently, former interim UFC champion Carlos Condit.
The 29-year-old claims he has an "easy as that" game plan to defeat St. Pierre and once he does, expects that he will have to give an immediate rematch and defeat St. Pierre for a second time.
It was viewed as a possibility that Hendricks could get skipped over for a shot at a world championship if St. Pierre opted to participate in a "super fight" with middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
MMAmania.com will have more information on when and where the St. Pierre vs. Hendricks title fight will take place as soon as the finer details become available.