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Waiting for an upset of GSP by Johny Hendricks at UFC 167

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Georges St. Pierre looks for an opening on Johny Hendricks during their title fight at UFC 167 Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. St. Pierre won with a controversial split decision.
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Johny Hendricks and Georges St. Pierre raise their arms after the end of their title fight at UFC 167 Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. St. Pierre retained his belt in a controversial split decision.

Johny Hendricks and Georges St. Pierre raise their arms after the end of their title fight at UFC 167 Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. St. Pierre retained his belt in a controversial split decision.

UFC 167 | MGM Grand Garden Arena | November 17, 2013

He was billed as champion Georges St-Pierre’s toughest challenge yet. Johny Hendricks, aka Happy Beard Guy, is renowned for his powerful left, as well as the wrestling skills that earned him two NCAA wrestling titles. Many were calling for an upset of GSP, the Canadian who has stood atop the UFC’s welterweight division since 2006, arguably one of the best fighters in MMA history and without a doubt a fan favorite. After 25 minutes in the octagon, it seemed as though Hendricks had indeed pulled off the upset, but two of the three judges disagreed, setting the table for St-Pierre vs. Hendricks II and another huge fight night for Dana White and company.

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