Dana White Confident GSP Is Not Retiring, Will Be Back
The confusion surrounding Georges “Rush” St. Pierre saying he was taking some time off after his controversial split decision title defense over Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks left UFC President Dana White irate at the post-fight press conference.
After the press conference, White reportedly sat down with St. Pierre, and came in to the post-fight media scrum seemingly at ease.
“I’m in a better mood now [We talked] about his problems and his problems aren’t as bad as he thinks they are,” White said at the media scrum. “We’ll get through this. I’m confident that he will come back. One of the things that makes Georges as great as he is, is that things drive him crazy.”
“Little things drive him nuts. Like the whole obsession thing he was talking about. He’s obsessing over something else right now that he thinks might be the end of the world now but it’s not,” White said.
He went on to describe St. Pierre’s mental state after the fight, and how that could have affected his decision to walk away.
“That kid is hurt. He’s hurt right now. His face is busted up, his head isn’t right,” he said. “He got beat up tonight. I think everything is fine and go just like it always does.”
“He was very emotional about some s*** that was going on with him right now and it’s really not that bad, but to him it’s bad, it’s the end of the world,” White said. “He’s a mentally strong guy, he’s a hard-working guy, he’s an honest guy. He’ll work it out.”
Time will tell whether St. Pierre’s decision to walk away will stick, and what personal problems are affecting him.