Speaking on Quebec’s 98.5 FM Sports, St. Pierre’s first manager, Stephane Patry, said the issue could be a financial one and a rather large one at that.
Here is what Patry told Quebec’s 98.5 FM Sports, as translated by a member of the Bloody Elbow staff:
“Do you have any idea what the personal problems that seem to have haunted him and affected his concentration during these past few weeks or days are?”
Patry: “The only thing that I can think of, that I know of, is that between the period where I was his manager and his current management, he had a manager for three years, a woman named Shari Spencer. It didn’t end well between them. When things ended between me and Georges, we stayed good friends but it ended very badly with Shari Spencer and I know she’s suing him for several million dollars. I don’t know if the lawsuit is advancing against Georges and he’s gonna lose it but I don’t see another problem. His parents are in good health, his two sisters too and he doesn’t have health problems otherwise he couldn’t fight. The only thing I could see…”
“Georges doesn’t have children?”
Patry: “No, he doesn’t have any children either. At the moment he isn’t married, he has someone in his life but that’s not on this side either that’s 100% sure. The only thing I can see is the lawsuit with his former manager.”
Spencer managed GSP’s career after he parted ways with Patry. GSP dissolved the professional partnership with Spencer in late 2010.
Early Monday, a story from TMZ indicated that St. Pierre’s personal problems came to a boiling point from a combination of a family health issue and an unplanned pregnancy.
Whether this is the main issue that has St. Pierre wanting to step away from competition for awhile is uncertain. The MMA world is anxiously waiting to hear from the champ himself.Tags: georges st. pierre, gsp, MMA NEWS, ufc news