When Georges St-Pierre announced he was taking a break from fighting, Dana White believed the welterweight star would return at some point, but clearly, that’s changed.
Yes, pretty soon we will reach the two year anniversary of St-Pierre’s tightly contested, and widely debated, split decision win over Johny Hendricks. That fight took place on November 16th, 2013, and after the bout, GSP announced he was taking a hiatus.
Although St-Pierre has admitted he’s had the urge to fight again, and has been pleased to see the UFC introduce more drug testing, the Canadian remains on the sidelines.
White has said in recent months that he was leaning against a comeback from GSP, and at a recent Q&A with fans in Australia, he said this (quote via The Sun):
“GSP’s rich, man!. He’s hanging out and he’s living the good life…
“He’s had it. He’s accomplished all that stuff. He’s made a lot of money, he’s accomplished a lot of things.
“I don’t see him ever coming back, no.”
White isn’t the only person who feels this way obviously, and really, at this juncture, it would be pretty shocking to hear that St-Pierre is coming back. White’s right, St-Pierre does have a lot money, and he doesn’t have anything to prove.
Could he want to take a crack at Robbie Lawler, however, if he continues to be champ? The man who stopped his buddy and teammate, Rory MacDonald?
The 34 year-old walked away from fighting having won 12 in a row…against the best of the best.