There has been much being said lately in regards to what occurred between Georges St. Pierre and the UFC brass after GSP’s controversial UFC 167 title defense against Johny Hendricks.
St. Pierre stated that the UFC banned him from attending the post-fight press conference, telling media members that the champ had been transported the hospital when in reality that wasn’t the case.
In a reent interview with Michael Landsberg, UFC President Dana White denied any ‘tense moments’ with GSP that could prevent the former welterweight kingpin from returning to the UFC.
“Listen, I like Georges St. Pierre, I respect him. He was never anything but class when he fought for us. He was an absolute class act. He took Canada to a whole ‘nother level with the sport. He can talk about why he isn’t here, why he isn’t doing this, or maybe he’ll take six weeks… Georges St. Pierre lost the urge to fight, and that’s the reality. He lost the urge to fight. It happens. There’s nothing wrong with that, that’s nothing negative. It wasn’t because of anything that happened with me, or with Lorenzo, or anything with the sport. He lost the urge to fight, period, end of story. I’ve been dealing with athletes since I was 19 years old and I saw it in his face after the Johny Hendricks fight. We went back stage and we talked — you can ask Lorenzo — I looked at Lorenzo and I said ‘GSP is done.’ He said ‘are you crazy?’ I said ‘he’s done.'”
Only time will tell whether GSP and the UFC brass can work out their issues if ‘Rush’ does indeed want to return to fighting.