Georges St-Pierre is seemingly on the verge of a UFC comeback, after a three-year hiatus. However, UFC president Dana White is highly skeptical about it.
The outspoken UFC executive believes that the former UFC welterweight champion no longer has the same desire to compete at the sport’s highest level.
“I just don’t think GSP has that desire and drive in him anymore. I honestly don’t believe it. I’ll believe it when I see it.”
For his part, St-Pierre perceived White’s statements as a challenge, rather than a form of insult. In his appearance on UFC Tonight on Wednesday (via FOX Sports), GSP says he is willing to put himself to the test.
“I’m not the kind of guy you’re going to say that (about) and OK I’m going to sign, I’m going to fight for peanuts! No, I’m a smart person, it doesn’t work on me these things,” St-Pierre said. “I’m going to tell him something to Dana, let me fight once and you’ll see in the first minute of the fight that what you just said is wrong.”
St-Pierre says he holds no hard feelings against White for the said statements. But at the same time, he feels he still has something to prove.
“Let me fight Tyron Woodley then, we’ll see if I want to be world champion again. I understand what he means. I’m not angry at Dana. He does what he does for the best of his interest,” St-Pierre explained. “I do what I do for the best of my interest. One day when all that’s over, we’ll probably be friends like most of the guys I fought.”
“But now, it’s like a game. He’s doing his game, I’m doing mine. We work for the best of our interests. Let me fight once and you’ll see. You’ll see after the first minute, he’ll be like ‘oh yeah, he’s serious.'”
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