UFC 167 featured a welterweight championship between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Both fighters were eager to prove they had what it takes to be the best, making this a must-watch fight. At the end of the day, the judges awarded GSP with the split decision. Many people, myself included, felt that Hendricks did enough to win the bout.
He dominated GSP on the ground, getting takedowns when the opportunity presented itself. GSP was rocked, his face was cut up and he didn’t even remember parts of the fight, which was later revealed in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. However, GSP retained his belt, and he is still the best welterweight on the planet. GSP landed some great jabs, and he got get several takedowns on Hendricks, which was apparently enough in the judges’ eyes.
So many times have judges messed up decisions, rewarding the wrong fighters, and this seemed like the case tonight. Hendricks did more damage, and he seemed to impose his game plan better than GSP. For Hendricks, he will come back stronger from this loss, and he has only lost twice in his career. He will certainly be out for revenge against whoever the UFC matches him up with next.
For GSP, he seemed a little out of it at the end, and he told the fans that he needs to retire, at least for a little while because he has some personal problems to attend to. Regardless of the outcome, GSP is one of the best fighters on the planet, and it will be interesting to see if he steps away from the UFC for good.