Report: Dana White told Georges St-Pierre he won the fight next day

Nov 16, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Georges St-Pierre (red gloves) and Johny Hendricks (blue gloves) react after their welterweight championship bout during UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Georges St-Pierre, UFC 167

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  • Sheswrong

    I don’t believe this happened, and if it did you have to remember that White is a promoter. He’s doing what’s in the best interest of the company and trying to put together a rematch which he knows will be a HUGE draw. There’s no way, NO WAY, he feels that GSP won that fight. I don’t care how many times he rewatched it.

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