Dana White Heaps Praise on Georges St-Pierre, Following Comeback, Championship Win
By FCF Staff
It wasn’t too long ago when Dana White was questioning whether Georges St-Pierre really wanted to fight again. But, following the latter’s win at UFC 217, the promotion’s president was heaping praise on the Canadian star.
St-Pierre returned to the Octagon for the first time since 2013 on Saturday, and choked out Michael Bisping in round three to win the middleweight title. After the card, White had this to say about the former welterweight champ’s comeback (quote via MMA Fighting):
“No, (I haven’t seen anything like it),” White said. “Even Ali didn’t look the same after a three-year layoff, you know. He was still a great fighter, but he didn’t look the same as he did before the layoff and very few people have come back from long layoffs. Not only come back and win in their own division, but move up to 185 pounds and fight in that division, it’s tough to do.”
“Its great to have GSP back. He came after a four-year layoff and fought a great fight tonight. People think Bisping is easy, but show me one easy fight Bisping has been in where you just go in there and walk over Bisping, you don’t do it. And GSP looked real good tonight.”
White also confirmed in the post-fight presser that the plan is to have St-Pierre fight interim middleweight champ, Robert Whittaker next.