Nov 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC 167 Welterweight challenger Georges St. Pierre (left) and welterweight champion Johny Hendricks pose for photographs with UFC president Dana White during the official weigh-in of UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Dana White says UFC’s relationship with Georges St-Pierre has never been better


After a controversial decision in the main event of UFC 167, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he wanted to take some time away from mixed martial arts. St-Pierre narrowly edged No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks in a decision that almost everyone disagreed with, and White unloaded on St-Pierre for his post-fight antics in the octagon.

The comments from White led many to wonder how the relationship between the promotion and Hendricks was fairing, but we shouldn’t be concerned.

White stopped by the popular MMA Underground forum to discuss the St-Pierre situation and he made it clear that there is no problem with the UFC’s current relationship with their welterweight champion.

He wrote:

Our relationship with GSP has never been better. I wasnt answering the UG i have not been on here in months and came on the week of the 20th. Someone text me today and said there were a ton of pussies crying so i popped in to answer some questions and tell some people to fuck off :)

One of the many amazing things about the fight game is that it creates a ton of emotion!!! i love talking fights, watching fights and everything else that goes along with it. I am just as much a fan as everyone else and love the sport, the UFC, the fans and most of the fighters. I thought Jon won his fight against Alexander and i thought Johnny won the other night and there are many different opinions as there are with every fight.

I wanted to make sure it was VERY clear to the world that we have NOTHING to do with the judges and refs. You the hard cores know that but the rest of the world that tunes in to a big fight like that does not. Anyway, thats all i got. Those of you that are crying and bitching for me to leave are going to have to go watch Golf cause we are working on big things and i am just gettin started fuckers.

White is never afraid to be candid with his comments, so this is no surprise.

As far as the relationship between the UFC and St-Pierre, it is great to see that the relationship is in a good place. If the two sides can continue to stay close and discuss the future for their 170-pound king, the fans could get the rematch between St-Pierre and Hendricks that everyone is hoping to see.

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