GSP vs Hendricks. Did George St-Pierre retire? Maybe. We’re not sure. What we are sure of is that GSP safeguarded his UFC welterweight title by earning a controversial split-decision over Johny Hendricks.
After the fight GSP, who said he lost his memory during the fight, told Joe Rogan he needs to “step away” for a little bit. When Rogan pushed the battered champion and asked him clearly if he was retiring, St-Pierre just said he needs to “go away for a little bit.” He never ever really stated he was retiring. Throughout the post-fight press conference, GSP was again unclear regarding what he indicated. St-Pierre did state he’s having problems sleeping during the night and “going bananas.”
The fight ended in debate as lots of observers believed Hendricks did enough to take the belt from St-Pierre. 2 judges scored the fight 48-47 for the champion while the 3rd had it 48-47 for the challenger. The very first round ended up being the deciding round, as the two judges who scored the fight for GSP had him winning the opening round and the judge that provided the fight to Hendricks likewise offered him the first round. All three judges scored rounds 2-5 the same with St-Pierre winning rounds three and five and Hendricks taking rounds 2 and four.