Saturday, July 09, 2016

UFC president Dana White took part in a media scrum on Friday, and was asked when former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be fighting again.

“Georges St-Pierre will not fight again,” said White, as transcribed by Marc Raimondi for MMAFighting. “I've said that before and I'll say it again. Georges St-Pierre is done. He is retired. He will not fight again.”

“I've dealt with him. We've been dealing with this thing. I've been in this since I was 19 years old. I know the mentality of a fighter that wants to fight and I know the mentality of a fighter that does not want to fight.”

St-Pierre has not fought since 2013, initially citing what he described as a growing level of pressure, that ultimately sucked all the joy from life. He later cited concern too about the level of PED use in the sport. The UFC has since implemented the strongest PED policy in sports, and GSP has now said he wants to fight again.

White doesn't buy it.

“He's been saying that for a long time.” said White. “I wholeheartedly believe you'll never see Georges St-Pierre in the Octagon again unless he's cornering somebody.”

H/T Taz Styles