Georges St-Pierre Says He’s Retiring on “Very Good Terms” With Dana White
By FCF Staff
Georges St-Pierre and Dana White didn’t always appear to have the closest relationship during the star’s career. But, after announcing he’s officially hanging up the gloves, St-Pierre says he has no issues with the UFC’s President.
In more recent years, White repeatedly questioned whether GSP was committed to fighting again, despite the latter’s assurances that he was. In addition, St-Pierre and White weren’t always on the same page, in terms of what fights he should take.
But, despite all this, the former welterweight and middleweight champ had this to say about White, after announcing his retirement on Thursday (quote via MMA Junkie):
“He said, ‘Congratulations,’” St-Pierre said while discussing White’s reaction to his retirement. “He said, ‘Nobody retires on time in this game, and you did. I’m very happy for you.’ We left on very good terms. We remain friends, so it’s a good thing.”
“I would go and fight one fight at a time, but it’s a little bit selfish on my part, because this business, it’s about what’s next, not what was and what’s happening now,” St-Pierre noted, while discussing why a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov never materialized. “That’s all that makes money.”
The 37-year-old St-Pierre retires with an overall record of 26-2 and having won his last 13 bouts.