Two viable options exist for St-Pierre. One, a superfight against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, is seemingly White's preference, while the other, a title defense against top contender Johny Hendricks, is the more likely choice of the two. Nonetheless, White had yet to speak to St-Pierre and plot out his future, until the pair finally talked this past weekend prior to UFC 160.
"His guy called me and Lorenzo [Friday], and then he and I talked [Saturday] right before I walked into the fights," White revealed during UFC 160's post-fight scrum.
"He wants to fight Johny Hendricks."
News of St-Pierre's decision isn't exactly surprising. The 31-year-old has resisted the idea of fighting the larger Silva for years. Although this time around, St-Pierre's logic is a little different.
"He 100-percent, absolutely, positively knows that (Chris) Weidman is going to beat Anderson Silva," White declared.
"No doubt in his mind that [a superfight] won't happen. The fight with [Silva] won't happen because Weidman is going to win. There's no 'what if' for [St-Pierre]. He absolutely, positively knows [Weidman] is going to win that fight."