With his win over Carlos Condit at UFC 158, Johny Hendricks solidified himself as the number one contender and will be the next to fight for the welterweight title. Recently the champion St-Pierre and/or his camp have discussed defending his title or moving up in weight to challenge Anderson Silva. Hendricks discussed his thoughts on the situation with Sherdog.com's Beatdown Radio:
"I want that fight to happen. I want to fight Georges St. Pierre. He's the guy who's had the belt for the last three or four years at 170. That's who I want to fight, but also, I can't get into where I want to fight just Georges St. Pierre because let's say he goes to 185. I can't run and chase him to 185. The most important part is that belt. That's what he holds. The thing that he puts around his waist after every fight and carries home, that's what makes Georges St. Pierre so dominant, is that he's been able to do that so many times.
Yes, I'd like to be able to take it away from him, a shot at taking it away from him, but if he moves up, I want the belt more than Georges St. Pierre."