Manager Denies Georges St-Pierre’s Retired Following Comments From Dana White
By FCF Staff
Although Dana White’s said in the past Georges St-Pierre wasn’t interested in fighting again, only to see the latter return to the cage last year, the UFC President’s making that assertion once more.
St-Pierre returned to the Octagon last November and choked out Michael Bisping to win the UFC’s middleweight title. After the bout, it was revealed that St-Pierre was battling ulcerative colitis, and he vacated the belt. Since then, St-Pierre has expressed an interest in fighting, provided his health allows him to do so.
Well, in a recent interview with TSN, White said that as far as he’s “concerned”, St-Pierre is retired. White also mentioned that St-Pierre wasn’t interested in fighting Nate Diaz this summer, as the UFC had hoped. MMA Junkie reached out to the legend’s manager, Rodolphe Beaulieu for a comment, and he said this:
“He was on Ariel (Helwani’s) show a few weeks ago and on Joe Rogan’s podcast a couple weeks ago and during a three-hour interview he never said he was retired,” Beaulieu said. “He mentioned on both what would interest him. On both interviews he said exactly why he had no interest for the Diaz fight. He explained all his reasoning.”
St-Pierre has said that he’s only interested in taking bouts that will enhance his legacy, and that a bout with Diaz will not do that.