After GSP’s controversial split decision victory this weekend over Johny Hendricks, GSP noted that he needed to step away from the sport for a while due to some personal issues. Since then, fans and media members alike have begun digging into GSP’s personal life searching for answers. First, TMZ reported that GSP was dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and his father was ill. GSP ultimately denied those rumors, but the train does not stop there.
Today GSP’s ex-manager, Stephane Patry, is the latest to give his thoughts on GSP’s personal issues. Patry was on Quebec radio station 98.5 FM Sports, and here is what he had to say: (Courtesy of BloodyElbow):
Host: Do you have any idea what the personal problems that seem to have haunted him and affected his concentration during these past few weeks or days are?
Patry: The only thing that I can think of, that I know of, is that between the period where I was his manager and his current management, he had a manager for three years, a woman named Shari Spencer. It didn’t end well between them. When things ended between me and Georges, we stayed good friends but it ended very badly with Shari Spencer and I know she’s suing him for several million dollars. I don’t know if the lawsuit is advancing against Georges and he’s gonna lose it but I don’t see another problem. His parents are in good health, his two sisters too and he doesn’t have health problems otherwise he couldn’t fight. The only thing I could see…
Host: Georges doesn’t have children?
Patry: No, he doesn’t have any children either. At the moment he isn’t married, he has someone in his life but that’s not on this side either that’s 100% sure. The only thing I can see is the lawsuit with his former manager.
Patry was GSP’s first manager in the sport. After cutting ties with Patry, GSP moved on with Shari Spencer until 2010. Is it possible that a difficult lawsuit is clouding the mind of GSP? In his post-fight press conference, it sounded much more dire than that. What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below.