St-Pierre (24-2) defended his title on March 16 at UFC 158 against Nick Diaz. On the same card, Hendricks (15-1) solidified himself as the No. 1 contender by defeating former interim titleholder Carlos Condit.
St-Pierre has since wrapped up filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and doing voiceover work on the Quebec-French language version of Disney/Pixar’s Monster’s University.
UFC president Dana White was waiting to hear from the champion before targeting a date for his Octagon return.
“Georges St-Pierre and I talked. Remember when I told you guys at like the last 30 press conferences I was going to talk to Georges St-Pierre? I talked to him two days ago,” White said on Thursday following the UFC 160 media day in Las Vegas. “He’s going to call me back I think today or tomorrow and he and I will talk.”
While no concrete date has been confirmed, White said the fight would “probably be in the fall.”