Manager Says UFC 167 Could Have Been Georges St-Pierre’s Last Fight, Rematch Not Set in Stone

November 21, 2013
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Georges St-Pierre UFC 167 Post_9471Following UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Nov. 16, the 32-year-old Canadian made cryptic comments about potentially retiring.

“I am going to hang my gloves up for a little bit and make sense of my life,” he said following the fight. “I have to go away for a little bit at least. Personal things are happening. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the UFC.

“I have to step away for a bit, that’s all I can say right now. Later on, I’ll make a point about that. Right now, I have to go away for a little bit,” he continued.

UFC president Dana White has stated that a rematch is in the works, but St-Pierre’s manager, Rodolphe Beaulieu, told UFC Tonight that it’s “possible” that the fight with Hendricks may have St-Pierre’s last.

During the event’s post-fight press conference, the champion stated, “I understand from the point of view for the UFC and everything. It’s bad for them if I leave like this. But like I said, I need to make a point man. I can’t sleep at night now. I’m going crazy. I have issues. I need to relax. I need to get out for awhile.”

On Wednesday, St-Pierre tweeted a photo of himself on vacation and wrote, “Forget all the rumors- on vacation, happy & well!!!”

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  • 1x

    He does not want another ass whoopin from Johnny. Next time Johnny would kill him.

    • sanju singh

      oh yeahhh… he promised to knock him out ……….lol

    • Rezsurfer

      Yeah Johhny says over and over he was going kill him and touch him once and KO GSP lmao.. Johnny gave it all and didnt knock down GSP no KO , just scraped up his face .. while GSP got more punches in , kicks in , take downs, and jacked up hendricks knee.. Yet new fans think johnny won meat heads..

  • greaseygranny

    This ass clown is something else man. First real challenge comes around and he bitches out. I’m really starting to wonder, in his twisted Canadian brain, if him and Rory both won their fights, he was gonna retire that night and give the belt to Rory. Saying Rory would be the next champion anyway. I’m seriously starting to think this might of been his game plan. When they announced that GSP won (GSP’s team were in total shock like the rest of the planet), his trainer went over and dry humped his ear for a full minute. I’m seriously starting to wonder…

    • Daniel Dieringer

      Your right man something was very fishy i watch the fight like 5 times, Johnny is the true champ

    • Wolf Ticket

      Yes, first real challenge, because we have all won UFC titles and defended them multiple times, that is very easy thing to do.

  • David

    I’m in no way a GSP fan but people need to at the very least respect him and stop talking s***. He is a human being. Yes i disagree with some of the things he did but he’s a F****** HUMAN!!! He finally in my opinion lost a fight and looked human after. Let it go I’ve seen worse decisions in the past and it is not GSP’s fault. Let him take a month off and then see what he has to say.

  • Jack Donovan

    I thought I seen somebody tap out in the first round and it wasn’t GSP.

    • El Gvapo

      Funny how nobody, not GSP, his corner, the commentators, anyone in the press conference etc mentioned this “tap”.

    • bajafox

      I saw Santa Claus and an alien having a drink the other day, nobody believes me

      • Jack Donovan

        I believe you. Its well known where I come from, Santa hires only illegal aliens to make his toys. It was probably a job interview they were conducting.

        • bajafox

          I didn’t now illegal aliens made up that far North. Like a comedian once said, he saw illegal aliens in Ohio, he said “if you’ve made it that far, you can stay”

    • drkdisciple

      Give me a break with that bs. Listen to the mma hour interview with firas zahabi, even he didn’t think it was a tap!

  • johny

    johny i will knock him out … johny 70% … johny i am the people champion … oh oh johny boy !

  • Teodoro Medeiros

    The title should say “may have been” and not “could have been”, since the later implies it was intended to be the last and then it was not…

  • otto

    getting a little tired of JH running his mouth, why didnt he go 100% then…..excuses excuses jonny, get over it, he just didnt do enough to win, botton line….he would have been awarded the belt if he went 100%, your bad jonny, learn from your mistakes and bring your A game next fight

  • knockout67

    Hendricks you said you would knockout St.Pierre the next time you all fight..what stopped you from doing the first time? Quit crying..