After last Saturday’s main event between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, UFC president Dana White ripped St-Pierre for his performance and decision to announce a semi-retirement after the bout.
White had said that St-Pierre clearly lost the fight, but it appears that he had a change of heart.
According to St-Pierre’s mentor Krostof Midoux, White called St-Pierre the next day to apologize and he said that he now thought the champ won the fight after re-watching the main event.
From Journal de Quebec:
“Few people know it, but the next morning he (White) called George and told him” I’m sorry, I watched the fight again and you have indeed won. I spoke under the influence of emotion. “
“George told him he did not worry, he understood. He owes nothing to anyone, he fought all his life. “
White has said that the relationship between the UFC and St-Pierre is better than ever, so perhaps that has a lot to do with the president’s apology.