After the controversial decision in the UFC 167 main event between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks, St-Pierre announced that he wanted to take a while away from the octagon. It was a puzzling announcement from the champion that left everyone confused and it immediately drummed up some discussion about whether or not St-Pierre should actually step away.
UFC analyst Joe Rogan was the latest to sound off on the comments from St-Pierre and he believes it is time for the champion to hang up his gloves.
“I think Georges should retire,” said Rogan as transcribed by MMAFighting.com. “One of the reasons I think Georges should retire is he was on my podcast and he was talking about being abducted by aliens. I was going, ‘you think you’ve been abducted by aliens?’ He starts talking about missing time. He started talking about driving his car and all of a sudden he’s at home and he has no idea he got there. I think it’s head kicks.”
“That fight he had some serious memory loss. I think he’s taken too many shots. An interesting statistic is that Georges has taken more punches and kicks in the last three fights than any of his fights, ever. In fact, 50% of the shots he’s taken his entire career were in the last three fights. I think he should get out. I know the UFC probably doesn’t want to hear me say that. I know that could be a huge rematch.”
“I think they should just give Johny Hendricks the belt. I think Johny Hendricks won that fight. I think there’s real problems with judging and I don’t think there should be a way for a guy to win a fight, but yet lose a fight.”
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