Georges St-Pierre could make UFC history with win over Johny Hendricks
Georges St-Pierre holds the belt after defeating Carlos Condit in their UFC welterweight title fight Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:58PM EST
LAS VEGAS -- It could be a record-breaking weekend for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
St-Pierre can make history against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Saturday night, becoming the first fighter to record 19 wins in the UFC.
The Canadian champion is currently tied with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, whom he first beat for the title, at 18 victories.
GSP is also tied with former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most wins in UFC title bouts at 11. And if the Hendricks fight lasts 40 seconds or longer, St-Pierre will surpass B.J. Penn's record of five hours three minutes and 51 seconds for career fight time in the UFC
The fight card also marks the 20th anniversary of the UFC, which kicked off Nov. 12, 1993, with UFC 1 in Denver.
St-Pierre made his UFC debut at UFC 46 in January 2004. He rolled with UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie at Wednesday's public workouts.
"He is my idol," St-Pierre said in French after.