Dana White: Georges Needs To Do The Right Thing And Fight Johny Hendricks Again

Posted on November 17, 2013, 02:14 AM by Mike Drahota
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The dust had barely settled on UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s highly controversial win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 when talk shifted to GSP’s (sort of) retirement. The champ told Joe Rogan that he had some personal issues he needed to attend to and would take some time off MMA to do so.

But UFC president Dana White was livid at the decision rendered in the fight. White sang an entirely different tune after UFC 167, believing that St. Pierre was gifted a wrong decision. The president thinks St. Pierre should not go out on a bad note but should instead offer an immediate rematch to the resilient Hendricks:

"Did he say he wants to retire? He didn't say 'I'm gonna retire, I'm hanging it up. It's been great everybody. Thanks a lot for all the years. See you later.' He said "I'm gonna take some time off.' First off, that decision that happens, you don't just say, 'Oh I'm going to take a while time off. Maybe I'll be back, maybe I won't.' ... You owe it to the fans, you owe it to the belt, you owe it to this company, and you owe it to Johny Hendricks give him that opportunity for him to fight again. What happened tonight is not Georges St. Pierre's fault, he didn't choose himself the winner. I know Georges as a man, I know the type of person that he is and the right thing needs to be done here. The guy is going to go home, rest and fight Johny Hendricks again."

Many think St. Pierre will return after he’s had time to rest and heal from the brutal beatdown he incurred at the hands of Hendricks. It’s true that no one has ever put St. Pierre to the test the way that “Bigg Rigg” did last night. St. Pierre was obviously the fighter who suffered more damage in the rousing title fight.

Will he return to the Octagon anytime soon? And if so, will it be against Hendricks, the man who many feel is the rightful owner of the coveted UFC Welterweight title belt?


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  • enjoylife321
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    Dana confirmed in the Post fight media scrum that Hendricks would definetly get the automatic rematch unlike the Bones and Gus situation. Dana said Gsp has personal problems unrelated to fighting or retirement and that he was confident having spoken to GSp backstage that everything would be worked out and GSp will continue fighting under the normal schedule...So I think GSp will heal up, take a holiday and we will probably see a fight sometimes mid next year. Gsp came back strong against Serra and hughes so he will want to put a beating on hendricks next time....

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  • HATEOCRACY
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    Let Mac Hate speak for G.ot S.erved P.roperly...F U C K T H A T im not going through another one of those a s s beatings!!!

    Any time Mr. Peorgy.

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  • MagicMMA
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    Everyone needs kind of calm down. Yes, Hendricks probably deserved to win that fight, but it wasn't a blowout. It's tough to say until we the post fight stats, but GSP hung in there, it's just that shots don't have nearly as much effect as Hendricks'. Also it's important to note that even in the Condit fight where Hendricks got beat up on the feet, he didn't have much to show on his face, whearas Georges is known to bruise easily, even when in fights like against Nick Diaz, where he doesn't take a lot of damage

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  • HATEOCRACY
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    Like i said it before i met JH 15 min after UFC 117 was over, dude just won in prelims & i congratulated him on his win & ask what was next. I swear to you fellas that the man said that he just have to wait for the UFC to call him to see whats next. The guy was very humble & excited that someone reconized him.

    & to say the homie get cheated out of HIS belt was F U C K ED up, so Rigo & the rest og you Blind 2 the fact F U C K S can keep talkin but yall know whats up.

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  • master-pogi60
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    HUMBLE???? Really..... HE IS TO COCKY THAT IF I TOUCH WITH HIM WITH MY LEFT HE WOULD GO DOWN!!!!

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  • Def_tac
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    Hendricks is a lame.

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  • Entity
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    Dana as usual should have kept his big mouth SHUT! Simply tell media, he's an emotional guy, let him cool down, we'll talk later...DO YOU HEAR ME DANA YOU JURKOFF!
    Constantly shiiting on fighters and running your stupid mouth. I'd like to smack the h3ll out of you sometimes.

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  • enjoylife321
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    Dana is a bit of an ungrateful bastard....Dude has made him mega millions....gets the crap beaten out of him for 25 minutes, need stitches and wants a break...Dana needs to get punched in the head sometimes....

    Reply 5 months ago