Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and UFC President have not always seen eye-to-eye.
However, St-Pierre knows how much of a positive impact White has had on the sport of mixed martial arts.
“Yeah, I texted Dana White when the sale got announced, and I told him, congratulations. A lot of guys are angry or jealous. But Dana White, what he did for the sport is amazing. He’s the best promoter in the world. Love him, hate him, but don’t ignore him. This guy is amazing, the best pound-for-pound promoter of all time.
“We had some problems — he says stuff, and I don’t always agree with him, he doesn’t always agree with me. But I would not have my quality of life and wealth if it were not for Dana White and the job he’s done to promote the industry. Of course, he works for his interests, and as fighters we have to work for our interests, but I congratulate him because it was a masterful business move for him. That’s the goal — when you buy something, you want to raise the bar and sell it. I’m very happy for him and Lorenzo [Fertitta].”
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