UFC President Dana White had stated recently that he would be angry if Georges St-Pierre opted to vacate the middleweight title he just won against Michael Bisping, but now that its happened he’s taking it all in his stride.
“I thought I would be (super pissed), but I’m not. I expected it,” White told the media after UFC Fight Night 123. “Listen, I had him sign a contract that said he would defend against Whittaker for a reason — because I knew he wouldn’t.
“At the end of the day, there’s a reason I put that stuff in the contract for him to sign. There’s a reason. And am I shocked? I don’t think anybody is shocked. He came out, he hand-picked Bisping and then went away again. So, whatever, it is what it is.”
So, the suggestion is that after dealing with his recent ulcerative colitis diagnosis that St-Pierre will then return to the welterweight division he once ruled, but it seems White has serious doubts about whether that will happen.
“He doesn’t want to fight anybody at welterweight,” White claimed. “That’s why he fought Bisping. He didn’t want to fight (Tyron) Woodley, he didn’t want to fight (Stephen) ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. He didn’t want to fight any of those guys. He wanted to fight Michael Bisping, and he did, and now he’s off again. So, listen, I’m not shocked, I’m not mad. It is what it is.”