"I was worried it [achilles] would tear during the fight. We had to cut his last sparring [session] short due to his injury. He had a week to rest it and then the fight. He's 32 soon. He needs to respect that. He wants to take a couple of months off because his two fights were very close to each other and he wants to enjoy the summer. We haven't talked to the UFC yet, so we don't know what their plans are for Georges yet." - Firas Zahabi via MMAFighting
Though St. Pierre delivered yet another dominant performance, the champion uncharacteristically fatigued during the fight, and struggled to take Diaz down in the later rounds.
According to UFC president Dana White, St. Pierre's next title defense will be against heavy-handed Division I wrestling champion Johny Hendricks.
Today, Hendricks revealed that his hands are not believed to have been fractured following his grueling bout against Carlos Condit at UFC 158 and he plans on fighting St. Pierre in August.
Zahabi, however, prefers that the champion take a long deserved break to recover from his last two fights.