Dana White: GSP Owes Rematch To Fans, Company, And Hendricks

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Following the UFC 167 main event, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre announced that he needed to take some time away from the sport. Not pleased with this decision, UFC President Dana White trashed St. Pierre’s decision at the post fight press conference.

When asked about St. Pierre’s possible retirement, White offered the following:

“Did he say he wants to retire? He didn’t say, ‘I’m going to 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 going to take some time off. First of all, that decision that happens, you don’t just say, hey, I’m going to take a while off, maybe I’ll be back or maybe I won’t. You owe it to the fans, you owe it to that belt, you owe it to this company and you owe it to Johny Hendricks to give him that opportunity to fight again.”

What do you think? Should the long reigning Champion be entitled to his time away, or is Dana White right in his assessment?

  • ty

    I watched the fight last night. Every time the broadcast out up the hits landed tally, GSP was ahead. I’m sure it looks like GSP should have lost based on how he looked, but this is not a beauty contest. It’s a scoring contest. It’s based upon scoring points from hits landed and take downs. It’s not based upon how much blood the person is leaking out of them.

    They being said, I think GSP should give Hendricks another shot at the title bc that is what champions do.

  • MrPeach

    It’s funny, and sad, to read people trash GSP when he wins. GSP is the best fighter in the world. He may not be the most flashy but he is the smartest , most athletic and most respectable fighter in the UFC. GSP is a living legend in the sport Dana has been able to spend untold millions of dollars for his fun because of the beatings GSP has taken and given. Dana is a greedy, inconsiderate employer. If he was in the corporate world outside of mma he would have his ass sued off with an attitude like that toward GSP. A champion is more than just punching. A champion is a champion in attitude, heart and performance. Hendricks has to pay his dues; he’s no champion even if he had the belt. It was hilarious to see him holding his hand high and then fall down when the decision was read. Pride comes before a fall little Johnny. Dana has been badgering GSP because he doesn’t finish fights. It would be awesome to see GSP give the greedy Dana and the wanna be, sloven bloggers what they want. It would be hilarious for him to say, “This is for all those who want me to finish a fight; I’m finished fighting”.

  • GO

    GSP doesn’t owe you anything Dana. Yes, he’s made a lot of money from UFC over the years but you and the UFC have made a lot more off him. The guy left his heart in that cage and has been a true champion – truer than any other fighter, so give him a break Dana.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000184800884 Marc Slomske

    Dana White’s an Ass!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002268408450 Steve Blunt

    Believe it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003064246372 John Martin

    Lol dana turns into a fucking omen when monies involved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001050736927 Brad Sprouse

    Go to bellator fuck dana white

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603567476 Philip Lennox

    Its shit like this that piss people off about Dana. If the guy has a problem in his personal life…..give him time off. He’ll come back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000174054751 Ali Raza

    Fight was closer than everyones making it out to be! Tell me where in the rules damage is a factor? One min dana is saying damage is a factor but when gus whooped jones he didnt mention damage onces (inconsistent). Hendricks totally brought it to gsp, dont get me wrong but no way was it a robbery. 3,5 gsp 2, 4 hendricks and round 1 either way. Dont let rogan brainwash you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005958793927 Phil Mimeau

    GSP owes fuck all

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536810217 Adam Albany

    wonder why he didn’t say this about jon jones after fighting gustafsson??????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1834840302 Maurice Delgado

    If GSP doesn’t he’s a B¡TcH !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533971462 Julian Shorty

    Fuck dana white. GSP doesnt owe anyone anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000174054751 Ali Raza

    Steve Blunt all im saying it wasnt a robbery. Very close. Could have gone either way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509962913 Weston A Nowling

    Rematch!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1568076155 Tommy Ramirez

    I thought gsp won pretty convincingly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390644052 Errol Parker

    Hendricks lost move on if GSP is done 8 man tournament if not give him 6 months to get right an Hendricks can fight #2 or 3 for the next title fight

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001073055612 Grey Vincent

    Effective …. is the term so yes damage counts. I’m a gsp fan but he lost

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1754285696 Peter Ferrari

    How do you go the distance with the Champ and expect to win. Rigg should have knocked him out or submitted him. As soon as it went to the judges i knew GSP won. He can do what ever he wants. Hes the champ. Hendricks is the chump. Danas trying to hype up a rematch for the money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1754285696 Peter Ferrari

    And im not even a GSP fan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000508173595 Dom Montano

    It wasn’t an absolute robbery, SP did land more shots. I do think Hendricks won in a close one- he landed the more effective shots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000019005653 Phoenix Mckay

    Dana that hairy jeet just jello cuz gsp retiring champ, he prolly scared gsp will show up on another mma show with the belt :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1366599993 Ben Peterson

    GSP doesn’t really owe anyone anything, the judges however owe the world an apology.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390644052 Errol Parker

    Phoenix Mckay Dana just doesn’t want paper champions and GSP v. Hendricks 2 would be a HUGE money maker

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390644052 Errol Parker

    Here go the TUF1 MMA fans lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500039249 Nate Rickett

    Hendricks got robbed. I wonder if the commission gave him any vasoline?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390644052 Errol Parker

    Good post Andrew Burgess

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228338464 Dave Shpak

    GSP owes as much ad Jones did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1318655954 Nismar Buffet King

    he definitely doesnt owe your company shit, you treat all your fighters like meat. fans is a diff story, tho he clearly won it was a close fight, im sure the fans would benefit off a rematch, but i dont want zuffa to benefit off shit. dana needs to go learn the rules of the sport he represents, cuz its clear he has nfi what the scoring system is, which plays a gigantic role in US mma.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228338464 Dave Shpak

    Dana white is a joke. GSP owes you NOTHING. Champ for 7 years and you treat him like that when he wants out. Showed your true Colours last night Dana and your a fraud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000129108086 Timmy Horton

    we all know gsp lost that fight if hes gonna go he needs to vacate the title

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228338464 Dave Shpak

    We all don’t know that. Rounds 3 5 were GSP For sure Round 1 was a toss up and it went to the champ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228338464 Dave Shpak

    PERIOD!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390644052 Errol Parker

    STOP living in MMA dream world GSP is still the champion regardless of anything else

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000622842926 Jim Derck

    But Dana would not guarantee GSP a automatic rematch if he loss…. something sounds fishy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000969547321 Jonathan Clark

    GSP scared to rematch that dude. That’s why he said he wants to hang up the gloves for awhile. Johnny beat the shit out of him and left the fight without a mark on him. GSP looked like a truck hit him in the face.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005668030714 Chuck Hall

    dana white is a fucking thief!, this fight was close when its this close gotta give it to the champion. what about the ass kicking jones got put on him because jones has sex w dana he dont owe gustafson a rematch, and that fight wasnt even close. fuck dana white and that fucking troll hendricks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510013569 Matt Weber

    GSP should take the title to Bellator and drop it in the garbage on national television.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000330753109 Ryan Davey

    Dana says he will never force anybody to fight. But as proven so many times you never leave it on the hands of the judges. GSP should be able go fight when he see’s fit and if he needs to take care of his personal life than he needs to take care of himself

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001110485416 Randy Green

    Dana White is a fkn scum bag douche all he cares about is his wallet…fuck u dana u goof GSP won rounds 1,3,5 watch the fight im so tired of all the idiot haters who know jack shit about fighting…or anything else. GSP dosnt owe anybody anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000982124274 Solomon Grundy

    GSP owes nothing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1061347338 Kevin McCoy

    Commissioner should step in and withdraw the scandalous decision. It gave the MMA another black eye, not to mention all the folks who wasted their money watching it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228338464 Dave Shpak

    Dana is the biggest piece of shot Ever. If GSP retires and Silva loses. I’m watch Belator.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1061347338 Kevin McCoy

    Dana’s trying to save UFC, cause everyone that knows anything about the sport saw GSP get his clock cleaned! Ridiculous…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504463821 Damian Hall

    GSP owes nothing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228338464 Dave Shpak

    Dana’s trying to save Himself. He knows without GSP and Silva. UFC is no better then Belator.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1228338464 Dave Shpak

    He doesn’t want his champs retiring with the belt. He wants them to lose so he can promote the guy who beat them as the next immortal

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000940424469 Kevin Mcclelland

    Worst decision in mma history

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=682755942 Corey Lillis

    Dana he owes you nothing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=644322622 Ike Smith

    Moron ^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=644322622 Ike Smith

    Kev

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504666328 Tyler Aucoin

    Dana white defines being a poor leader

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516016940 Zack MacKinnon

    He don’t own shit to anyone. GSP made this company, he is the best PPV buy in the entire UFC. Has the most wins in the octagon, most time in the octagon, most title defenses in the octagon. Honestly what else does he have to prove? I knew when he would win this fight their would still be stupid people out there. Face the fact he is the best ever period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002345432113 Philip Silcox

    How dose Hendrick earn a rematch but gufferson who batterd Jones dont? In all close fights the judges go with the champion

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577230596 N Kerry MacNeil

    Dana’s looking for more cashflo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1686394739 Lacey Kahle

    GSP owes you nothing! He made you a lot of money. Your biggest pay per view draw. You owe him some fucking respect! If the man has person issues you know nothing about, back up off him and give him whatever time he needs. If it is longer than a year, have an interim fight. If and when he chooses to come back, he can fight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13933727 Bryan Myers

    Hendricks backpedaled rounds 3,4,5. He thought he had it in the bag when he drew a little blood and spend the rest of the fight ensuring he didn’t get knocked out…. Not a fight that screams champion, so I’m happy it remained with GSP. Standing in the ring bloody and stepping forward for 5 full rounds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198740737 Kevin Summers

    He doesn’t owe anything to anyone. He has been a great champ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000766145158 Michael Dubard

    It was close!…. So he didn’t get rob!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001679515325 Futen Pruviec

    LET THE MAN RETIRE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002530694341 Rafael Medina

    Next time you face Ricks please beat him as well as you can do it.don´t let any doubt you are the best. GSP ´s mexican fan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002268408450 Steve Blunt

    GSP owes his fans a finish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000694961895 Steve Bailey

    Dana is a dick…he knows when GSP retires it’s the UFC that loses countless millions.

    The challenger must clearly beat the champ to become the champ and this was a true split decision in every sense of the word. Anyone thinking differently needs to cough up Johnny’s scrotum immediately before it becomes a choking hazard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000157221796 Jerry Bernauer

    Gsp doesn’t owe anyone anything judges messed up not gsp

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1466026788 Andrew Banks

    Dana White sure has a selective memory, has he forgotten that for 10 odd years GSP has been a great fighter, champion, entertainer and role model for the UFC he always conducted himself with class and respect. He does not owe anyone anything! Besides Its not GSP’s fault if two of the judges got it wrong, Dana White should remind himself of that. GSP has earned the right to decide for himself if or when he wants to call it a day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000957498138 Owen Davies

    I’m not sure if Georges owes a rematch, but UFC owes Winnipeg another card due to 2 main events getting cancelled when they were in town

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505385158 Devin Arriaga

    He doesn’t owe anybody anything !!!!
    He’s done enough for the organization the fans and the sport ….. Gsp !!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000054378153 Cesar Hernandez

    So because GSPs face was beat up just like it was against nick Diaz does that mean he didn’t really win all 5 rds in that fight..does that mean Diaz should be champ ? Hendricks should’ve stepped it up in the most important round of a close fight..he acted as if he had it in the bag and he’s the challenger , stop crying and fight for 25 mins..GSP wanted it more in that 5th round end of story..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000066699443 Rocky Balderston

    After all GSP has done for the UFC and the fans he can do whatever the hell he wants to do. I think it’s past time for Dana White to shut the fuck up. Seriously, he’s the face (mouth) of a billion dollar corporation and he acts like a freaking school child who dropped his cookie in the dirt. Jackass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688183646 Chad Fisher

    He doesn’t owe anyone shit!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=858730021 Chris Callaghan

    Dana white needs to shut his mouth, stop whining about the officials and judges and try to be a proffessional. I dont think that screaming like a child and swearing like a trucker is a very good face for the UFC. He shouldnt have fights in vegas anyway. The crowds in vegas boo way too much. Its like they know nothing about the sport.

  • Pat P

    Watching the post-fight press conference, I couldn’t help but think of Don King, minus the hair…