There was certainly no lack of storylines following the main event of UFC 167. Georges St-Pierre's controversial split decision over Johny Hendricks brought criticism to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The Welterweight champ went on an odd and wandering post-fight speech that hinted at a possible retirement or hiatus. The challenger claimed to have only been throwing 70% of his notorious power in the biggest fight of his career. And, of course, UFC president Dana White blasted St-Pierre at the post-fight press conference.
White was widely criticized for his words claiming that St. Pierre owed more to the fans and Hendricks. In a recent interview with the Journal de Quebec, a long time coach of Georges, Krostof Midoux says that White regretted his statement the next day:
"Few people know it, but the next morning he (White) called George and told him" I'm sorry, I watched the fight again and you have indeed won. I spoke under the influence of emotion. "
"George told him he did not worry, he understood. He owes nothing to anyone, he fought all his life. "
In the week following the fight, White has maintained that the champ will rematch Hendricks in his next Octagon appearance and the scheduling is "right on track". We still haven't heard any more substantiated details on the situation that caused St-Pierre's emotional speech. No time table has been officially set for his return.