White: I'm confident that GSP will come back

 

In the cage immediately after a split decision win over Johny Hendricks was announced, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre seemed to indicate he might be done fighting, citing undefined personal issues. At the post fight press conference, GSP repeated the remarks, heightening concern that the sports biggest PPV draw might be done.

However, at the post fight media scrum White said he had talked with GSP, and thought everything would be OK.

"I'm in a better mood now," said UFC president Dana White after the pair met post fight, as transcribed my MMAMania. "[We talked] about his problems and his problems aren't as bad as he thinks they are. I'm not Dr. Oz, or whoever that guy is, but Lorenzo is still in there talking to him. We'll get through this. I'm confident that he will come back. One of the things that makes Georges as great as he is, is that things drive him crazy.

"Little things drive him nuts… like the whole obsession thing he was talking about. He's obsessing over something else right now that he thinks might be the end of the world now but it's not. He got his ass whooped tonight, whether that was it or it wasn't, I don't know. I wasn't being harsh, it's reality…

"He probably should have bit his tongue, but he didn't. And he knows that. Like he said, he just got his head punched in. He said he didn't know what round it was, that the fight was over when it was over. He was hurt badly, hurt badly. How anyone can score that fight where they think he won… that kid is hurt. He's hurt right now. His face is busted up, his head isn't right. He got beat up tonight. I think everything is fine and go just like it always does."

"How long has Georges been here ... eight, nine years? This is the first time Georges St. Pierre had a problem. It happens, he's a human being.... He was very emotional about some s--- that was going on with him right now and it's really not that bad, but to him it's bad, it's the end of the world. He's mentally strong guy, he's a hard-working guy, he's an honest guy. He'll work it out."

So what do you think UG? Will GSP be back? And who does he fight next? Immediate rematch with Johny Hendricks? And how would that go a second time?

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KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/18/13 4:43 PM by KingofBJJ

What's this crap TMZ is spreading (and so am I apparently) about GSP's issue is he knocked up some female?  From what I can tell, he is probably scared she is going to take him to the bank on some Child Support.  Remember TI was forced to fork over $10k per month, plus  nanny and  a limo for a 2 year old kid.    

Emperor Nero site profile image  

11/18/13 2:58 PM by Emperor Nero

if he wants to fight he needs to do some serious train of thai, karate, boxing, whatever, to get some power back on his punches, on his kicks, and if they cant see it , they definitely shouldnt move forward. gsp toughed out that win to earn it and the ufc fans and organization and media all received it like a bunch of faggy scumbags. also, i was going to post a month or 2 back when there was so much 'tristar is awesome' but i dont think gsp has improved as a fighter since hes been there so much, gsps best fight is when he defeated matt hughes with leg kicks. he is nowhere near that dangerous now, he may be more in shape, but he doesnt have the power.

Emperor Nero site profile image  

11/18/13 2:56 PM by Emperor Nero

i feel bad for gsp because of his father but its a part of life and ive lost just a tiny bit of respect because of the pregnancy issue and not necessarily in itself but if that is the truth for bringing it public so i will say it. ok, if he wants to avoid this, be more careful or only sleep time with the womens he wants to have relations with. a rematch with hendricks is dangerous but he could win, and could keep fighting even more in the division. but the reality is that gsp has looked significantly muscle bound since his injury return and it hasnt seemed to help him land any subs or anything. now can you be muscular and fight well of course but im saying it seems to impact his skillset negatively. he needs to get power back on his strikes and his grappling is good but doesnt seem as effective, of course, as say during the hughes fights era. gsp has had a great career and i prefer to see guys like this retire undefeated than keep pushing it and lose a match when theyve aged significantly. another thing ive seen with the fighting comments is people seem to think when one fighter beats another fighter, its like set in stone that they are better. fight sports could go either way any different night its a close competition about what they manage to succeed at doing in the ring. gsp stand up has been sub par his last few fights and for him to continue fighting poses a significant danger even though i would still give him an edge to win most fights on the horizon. however, he doesnt have anything to prove, and could retire respectfully and 'undefeated' now.

snobordr site profile image  

11/18/13 2:48 PM by snobordr

Lots of good stuff in here. This one sums it up best for me.

wheeels site profile image  

11/18/13 2:39 PM by wheeels

After the shit that fuckstick Dana White was talking, GSP should tell him to go fuck himself and then go and fight a couple of scrubs in Bellator (out of spite), then retire for good.

kyle223 site profile image  

11/18/13 2:16 PM by kyle223

Translation:I will bribe or guilt GSP into returning and risking his health and well-being (see Anderson Silva).

Catalyst site profile image  

11/18/13 1:36 PM by Catalyst

UFC is becoming a sinking ship

FETT_TFK_El Pescadero site profile image  

11/18/13 12:29 PM by FETT_TFK_El Pescadero

Nailed it!!

ShawnTheBadger site profile image  

11/18/13 12:06 PM by ShawnTheBadger

BJ Penn and Randy Couture retired as well.   Nick Diaz is currently retired sort-of.   Give the man some damn time-off to deal with his shit.  Sounds to me like does not want to retire.  He wants a sabbatical.  Something that is not unheard of in any profession.  Happens all the time. IF George wants to return from his sabbatical in 12-18 months, then let him.  He's only 32 right now, he'd be rested, refreshed, focused, and 33-34 years old.  His Grand Comeback would break PPV records. If GSP decides to stay retired, then so be it.

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

11/18/13 11:50 AM by MMA Lives Here

Some of Dana's comments are a bit average