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We're eagerly awaiting the potential return of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but in the meantime let's take a trip down memory lane and relive the last time we saw him in the Octagon.

GSP defeated Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 November 16, 2013 and then announced his intent to take time off from the sport to deal with personal issues.

"I've being fighting for a very long time at a high level," he said. "It's a lot of pressure. I've decided I need to take time off. I vacated my title for the respect of other competitors. One day, when I feel like it, I might come back. But right now, I need a break."

That bout, which he narrowly won by split-decision (and many thought he won), is still being talked about three years later. Here's Joe Rogan and Jeremy Stephens discussing it:

The fight was back and forth with Hendricks doing some brutal damage, while GSP controlled the fight with takedowns and submission attempts. Most agree that it came down to the 5th round, and specifically the final minutes of the fight in which GSP got a late takedown.

Some call this a good example of bad MMA judging, while others think the takedowns should be weighed differently, but GSP still won. It's a fascinating, watershed moment in the sport. So let's look back.

Relive the historic fight week with this compilation of vids:

UFC 167 Preview

UFC 167 Weigh-Ins

UFC 167 Pre-Fight Interview

The Now-Historic UFC 167 Post-Fight Octagon Interview. GSP is going to take some time:

UFC 167 Post-Fight Interview

If you want to see the full fight you can watch it on UFC Fight Pass. It's worth looking back on three years later.


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