"It's like Johny Hendricks tonight," White said of the wrestler's UFC 158 fight against Carlos Condit. "Johny Hendricks wanted that fight (with St-Pierre). The Condit-Hendricks fight should have happened. It happened tonight, and you can't f---ing deny the kid now that he deserves that No. 1 spot."
White thinks the same situation happens all the time.
"It's tough, man. It happens a lot," White said. "So was Pettis (passed over at one point). Some guys get trapped in a spot sometimes and it happens. I asked a bunch of fans the other day when I talked to them, 'Does anyone feel that Pettis, getting the 155-pound title shot, doesn't deserve the 145-pound title shot?' And everybody was like, 'No way, he deserves it,' and everyone wants to see it."
White also chimed in on the Chris Weidman situation, as the Long Island standout recently told the UFC boss that he plans to mess up the promotion's goal to put together a superfight by the end of the year.
"If [Weidman] wants to give him a rematch if he beats him, I'm sure people would want to see it," White said. "I talked to Chris Weidman myself, and he looked me right in the eye and said, 'I'm telling you, I apologize that I'm going to f--- up your superfights and be your next champion. But what I will do for you is I'll give him an immediate rematch in Madison Square Garden as soon as he loses."
The events that transpired at UFC 158 made it clear that St-Pierre vs Hendricks is the fight to make, and perhaps the Canadian will accept a superfight if he is able to take out the standout wrestler.