Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 4/25/13
It appears Johny Hendricks is inching closer and closer to scoring the elusive title fight he’s been rightfully clamoring for. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White said the promotion is planning to have him challenge welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (pictured) in the very near future.  It is becoming crystal clear that GSP wants no part of a blockbuster bout with UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva at this point in time, so White says St-Pierre’s next opponent will be “Bigg Rigg.” “That’s who he’s going to fight,” White flatly stated of Hendricks’ top contender status. “If [GSP] doesn’t want to do a superfight – nobody’s going to pressure him to do a superfight, that’s up to him – but Johny Hendricks is next. “And soon. Soon, soon. Maybe in August.” The UFC currently has three shows scheduled in August. UFC 163 (8/3) already showcases a thriller with featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis, UFC on FS1 (8/17) is expected to be a big event as FOX launches its
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