White: GSP refutes TMZ rumors

 

When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was announced as the winner at UFC 167 Saturday night, he expressed the desire to take time off of indefinite duration, citing unnamed personal issues. Shortly afterwards, TMZ, showing the journalistic integrity of a troll, named the problems. They don't bear repeating, as they are false, defamatory, and have been refuted by multiple sources.

TMZ's reliability in the MMA space was established when they announced the death of Kimo Leopoldo, following a troll post about his death on the UG, so it was perhaps no surprise.

In an interview with the LA Times, UFC president Dana White said he spoke with GSP earlier this week, and the champion “is denying those rumors that TMZ is reporting about those two things.”

“As far as a rematch, we’re on schedule and I’ll have a date within a couple weeks. I feel confident that Georges is fine with that and all is on track.”

White said the rematch could take place around the UFC’s annual Memorial Day weekend card, but would not commit to that date.

White also followed up on critical remarks he made Saturday about the controversial scoring in the bout Saturday.

“It’s not the commissioners who I have a problem with," said White. "I have great respect for the commissioners. I honestly believe change is going to happen, that the athletic commissioners in Nevada will fix the problem.”

There was another rumor that GSP was being sued for millions by former manager Shari Spencer. Despite the allegation being reported on dozens of sites, no one thought to ask her. The the other rumors, it is not true.

"Georges S-Pierre may have 99 problems, but I ain't one," tweeted Spencer, adding appropriately "#learntofactcheck."

White also said that GSP is “going off the grid” on vacation.

He earned it.

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lookoutawhale site profile image  

11/19/13 5:30 PM by lookoutawhale

why is Dana forcing the rematch on GSP? Let the guy breathe, take a vacation and think things through before even bringin this up already and telling GSP to get back to him a couple weeks. geeze.. "take all the time you want Georges.. but give me an answer in 2 weeks" how come at no point in the article did Dana apologize for the way he threw Georges under the bus in the post fight press conference? Its all rematch rematch rematch.. $$$$$$$ like Georges owes him PPV profit so he can buy another ferrari.

TryhardNobody site profile image  

11/19/13 4:55 PM by TryhardNobody

So GSP is taking a vacation and they havent committed to the date of the rematch yet. Which is exactly wtf GSP said he wanted to do. Good job being a dick to GSP then letting him do exactly what he wanted anyway Dana

snobordr site profile image  

11/19/13 4:38 PM by snobordr

His sister and family have also refuted the part about the ailing father.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/19/13 3:45 PM by KingofBJJ

What did't TMZ report as true?  They said that the problems GSP is talking about has to do with both his ailing father and a female whom he knocked up and I guess won't abort the baby? It is true he has an ailing father right? If that point is true, then why not the second part? Clearly we shall see what is factual if the female decides to come forward or shut up for a large paycheck, which case we will never know.

GayGuardMooseSaucy site profile image  

11/19/13 3:44 PM by GayGuardMooseSaucy

“As far as a rematch, we’re on schedule and I’ll have a date within a couple weeks. I feel confident that Georges is fine with that and all is on track.”Translation: "This rematch will be fucking huge, I'm ready to announce it for the Dallas or a MQC show. I haven't talked to Georges but he's fine, and everything is going according to my plans."

bhealthy site profile image  

11/19/13 3:23 PM by bhealthy

seeking advice from floyd mayweather would be wise

OGT site profile image  

11/19/13 3:18 PM by OGT

TMZ reported something that wasn't true?? Jawdropgif

Col Angus site profile image  

11/19/13 3:15 PM by Col Angus

I weel not be paying for teh kid......wit my money

bhealthy site profile image  

11/19/13 3:11 PM by bhealthy

Whatever his personal issues are, i hope gsp gets it all straightened out and either comes back or retires fully healthy. In interviews he has consistently conducted himself in a manner to make his employer look good and should have thier support. Hope he enjoys his time off and has no long term brain damage from playing the sport this long.