Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) did something Johny Hendricks could not do at the UFC 167 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place back on Nov. 16, 2013 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Get the 170-pound belt from Georges St. Pierre.
But unlike "Bigg Rigg," who went down on points via controversial split decision, UFC simply waited for "Rush" to take a hot shower and don his suit and tie, a perfect distraction for whatever intern was forced to tiptoe into the locker room and make the grab.
St. Pierre explains to Infoman, translated by our own Alex Giardini:
"I'm taking my shower after the fight. I'm in my suit and tie, after that, they passed by, took the belt and they left with it, without even telling me. I have the belts I won before, but I don't have the one from my last fight."
St. Pierre made the decision to walk away from combat sports indefinitely after admitting he was burned out on mixed martial arts (MMA), unable to sleep and dealing with a litany of personal problems, which were rumored to be everything from an unplanned pregnancy, to an ailing parent and even a bitter lawsuit (details).
Hendricks will battle Robbie Lawler for the vacant title in the French-Canadian's absence.
UFC President Dana White is confident the former 170-pound kingpin will return to the Octagon after dealing with his personal issues, but you can bet that
if when St. Pierre does return, he'll do a better job of keeping an eye on his belongings.