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28th Nov 2015

Dana White may be to blame for arguably the greatest UFC fighter ever not returning


Ben Kiely

Georges St-Pierre has admitted a tense moment between him and Dana White has put him off returning to the UFC.

Arguably the greatest MMA fighter ever opened up about his last fight for the UFC while speaking with Chael Sonnen on his “You’re Welcome” podcast.

GSP defeated Johny Hendricks via split decision at UFC 167 and shocked the world by announcing he would be taking a break from the sport during the Octagon interview. Shortly after the announcement, he vacated the belt and he has yet to return to the promotion in over two years.

UFC 100 - Thiago Alves v Georges St. Pierre

He explained that his intense interaction with the promotion’s president after the fight have stopped him from returning to the Octagon.

“I’m going to tell you the truth. If this whole thing had not happened after the fight… maybe I would have already been back and maybe I would have given the rematch to Johny Hendricks.”

According to the Canadian superstar, he had just finished receiving stitches was about to walk to the press conference when an employee stopped him and told him not to attend.

“I say why? ‘You know, you’re not allowed to go, it’s OK.’ Then I understood, him, something weird is going on.”

St-Pierre attended the press conference despite being told not to, and when he arrived he felt like UFC president Dana White was eyeballing him.

“And then I found out Dana was saying I was gone to hospital and I was badly hurt. I was like, what is wrong with this? Because I didn’t know what was going on.”