Well, it's not exactly Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva, but can't fault a man for trying.
Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks was a guest host on "Inside MMA" last Friday night (June 20, 2014) and had a chance to put his boss, UFC President Dana White, on the spot with a special request for a future "super fight" (video replay here).
"Realistically, if I won three or four fights, and so does Chris Weidman, three or four fights, do you think we could have that [super fight] happen? 185?"
"Well I don't know about three or four fights. First of all, champ, you are in a very nasty division that is packed with talent from one through 13. You got a lot of housework to do before you start talking about Chris Weidman. So hypothetically, if five through 13 quit in the next two years, yeah, maybe we can do you and Chris Weidman."
Man down! Medic!
The surgically-repaired Hendricks is expected to fight the winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown, who compete at UFC on FOX 12 next month in San Jose, California. Weidman, meanwhile, is slated to defend his 185-pound strap at the UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) over Fourth of July Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.
See you in two years?