Georges St. Pierre is still the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.
That’s what two out of three judges thought of his fight with Johnny Hendricks, the main event of UFC 167, this Saturday, in Las Vegas.
Hendricks started out more aggressive and effective and won rounds 1 and 2.
GSP came back on round 3 and round 4 was a close call.
Round 5 seemed to be Hendricks’ but the judges thought otherwise.
In the end, the result was 47-48 Hendricks, 48-47 GSP and 48-47 GSP.
After the fight, the two interviews were statements of how the fight went.
GSP, with the face showing the effects of Hendricks’ punches, said: “It was my toughest fight! I lost the memory of what happened during the fight.”
Hendricks, clean-faced, was upset: “I clearly thought I won this one. He didn’t land anything significant on me and I punished him hard. Anyway, the Lord didn’t want me to get this one, but that belt is mine and I’ll come and get it! The next time, I wont let this happen again!”
Back to GSP, the champion signaled a possible partial retirement: “I have some things to attend in my life so I have to hang my gloves for a while.”
Asked if he was saying goodbye for good, the champion said he would talk about that later.
Here are the other results tonight’s UFC 167.
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 16, 2013
Georges St-Pierre beats Johny Hendricks by split decision
Rashad Evans beats Chael Sonnen by TKO at 4:05 of R1
Robbie Lawler beats Rory MacDonald by split decision
Tyron Woodley beats Josh Koscheck by KO at 4:38 of R1
Ali Bagautinov beat Tim Elliott by unanimous decision
Donald Cerrone finished Evan Dunham with a triangle choke at 3:42 of R2
Thales Leites beat Ed Herman by unanimous decision
Rick Story beat Brian Ebersole by unanimous decision
Erik Perez beat Edwin Figueroa by unanimous decision
Jason High beat Anthony Lapsley by unanimous decision
Sergio Pettis beat Will Campuzano by unanimous decision
Gian Vilante beat Cody Donavan by TKO at 1:22 of R2