Dana White Video: “I Don’t Think Georges St-Pierre is Going to Retire”

December 11, 2013
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Georges St-Pierre Dana White UFC 167Rumors have swirled around UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre ever since he uttered the words that he needed to “step away” from the fight game for a little while to deal with some personal issues following his split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November.

St-Pierre has been evasive in regard to just what he meant by saying he was “stepping away,” leaving everyone wondering if that meant he was considering retirement.

The champ is expected to make a public appearance this weekend, where he could clear up his fighting future. Of course, no one wants to wait, we all want to know now.

UFC president Dana White recently met with UFC Central to discuss several hot UFC topics, but not burning hotter than Georges St-Pierre.

“Georges St-Pierre never said to me, ‘I’m thinking about retiring.’ The retirement word never came out of his mouth,” said White when questioned about his 170-pound champion. “Normally, when guys even think about retiring in this sport, he probably should. This isn’t the type of sport that you’re wishy washy. You’re either in or you’re out.

“I don’t think he’s going to retire. I do know that he wants some time off, which is an issue because he just had over a year off for his ACL surgery and recovery.”

St-Pierre is currently on vacation, but is due to return later this week. When he does, he will meet with his boss first before moving on to his weekend appearances, likely tipping White off to what his plans are.

“I’m scheduled to talk to Georges St-Pierre on Thursday when he gets back from his vacation,” said White. “We’ll see where we’re at.”

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  • L

    ” an issue because he just had over a year off for his ACL surgery and recovery.””

    Really, Dana? How about you tear your ACL, and we give you a ‘year off’?

    So rehabbing an injury is ‘time off’, LOL.

    • Jay Mcgarrity

      He wasn’t trying to imply that his time off during the rehab was some sort of vacation. He was just saying that GSP was already “off” ie not fighting for a while so it would be hard for him to actually take time off now while contenders start piling up. It’s not fair to the rest of the division for the champion to pull a Chappelle while they are all hungry and working their a$$es off for that strap. The Hendricks fight literally just happened so GSP has plenty of time to figure it out before it becomes a problem so everyone should just chill out until then and let the guy figure it out.

      • L

        Time off during rehab? After an ACL injury? Your rehab for an injury that serious is NOT time off! And yet, not only do you make excuses for Dana, you use the exact same phrasing.

        • Jay Mcgarrity

          I can’t believe I have to break this down and I really hope this is a language barrier thing… I quoted Dana’s phrase of saying “off” and then put my interpretation immediately after by following “off” with “IE” which means “in other words”. My interpretation was not that he was “off” sipping mojitos but simply that he was “not fighting” so he was “off” or “out of the game” for an extended period of time. We all know that rehab is not a real vacation so settle down. Please tell me that English is your second language so I can feel much less ridiculous about having to type this out.

  • solo

    Dana somehow always gets what he wants and thats why i believe we will see a rematch with GSP and Hendricks.

  • Jimbob

    Announces to the world what we already knew you know what i mean..

  • TMac

    At least title fights will be better now. No more Yawn St. Pierre.