UFC president Dana White did an interview with Canada’s SportNet in which he attempted to defuse anticipation for Welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre’s Friday press event. Some have speculated the champ would announce his retirement, but Dana ain’t having it.
Here’s how MMA Mania transcribed the quote:
“This thing was planned for months — he’s going to the opening of a mall and he’s signing autographs for fans…. I’m not saying he might not have something to say … he might, but it’s no crazy announcement like everyone was saying earlier,” he said. “There’s no doubt I had a bit of a meltdown at the last press conference, but who has said more positive things about Georges St-Pierre in the last 13 years than me? Seriously.
“Georges St-Pierre never said to me that he is thinking about retiring … never,” he said. “The retirement word never came out of his mouth…. I don’t think that he’s going to retire, but I do know that he wants some time off, which is an issue — he just had over a year off for his ACL surgery.”
Here’s the video:
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