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  • 04-14-2014, 02:19 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    A plus to take away from this would be that he is still training, despite being away from the sport. But his second (that I know of) knee injury doesn't instill confidence of a comeback.

    GSP has nothing left to prove at this point. He has beaten a murders row of fighters and has accomplished enough. I don't have much interest in matchups with Woodley, Lawler, or anyone else he hasn't fought.
  • 04-14-2014, 12:23 PM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    because he is still under contract with the UFC and not officially retired dont they have to pay for it?
    Funny how you're Canadian and you understand American health insurance policies better than some of the Americans on here haha. If anyone even read the article they would see that it insurance purposes are the reason that his surgery is covered not Dana and the boys being nice guys.
  • 04-14-2014, 11:36 AM
    BonesKnows
    Quote Originally Posted by Twist of Lemon View Post
    Everyone wants to shit on Dana for saying he feels horrible, but no one wants to comment on the fact that they're paying for his surgery. Got it.
    because he is still under contract with the UFC and not officially retired dont they have to pay for it?
  • 04-14-2014, 11:19 AM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Quote Originally Posted by Twist of Lemon View Post
    Everyone wants to shit on Dana for saying he feels horrible, but no one wants to comment on the fact that they're paying for his surgery. Got it.
    Unfortunately, thats human nature for you. When people have been programmed by their peers and media sources to view someone in a negative fashion, any positive actions associated with that person are tainted, ignored, or dismissed. Same goes for negative actions on people positively portrayed.
  • 04-14-2014, 11:04 AM
    Twist of Lemon
    Everyone wants to shit on Dana for saying he feels horrible, but no one wants to comment on the fact that they're paying for his surgery. Got it.
  • 04-13-2014, 11:06 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Firas Zahabi: Georges St-Pierre’s surgery could spark motivation for return
    “Georges just finished his surgery and it went extremely well,” Zahabi told MMAjunkie. “His spirits are very good. His pain is already gone and before around this time he was having a lot of pain. This time he’s more mentally ready, he’s done this surgery before, he’s very optimistic.”

    The recovery time and rehabilitation needed for an ACL surgery is hardly a cakewalk. However, Zahabi believes St-Pierre’s forced absence from training will spark his motivation to step back in the octagon one day.

    “I think this injury, because he’s going to be away from training for so long, could cause him to want to fight again,” Zahabi said. “When your girlfriend dumps you, you want her more than ever before. MMA just kind of put him on the sidelines, and now he probably wants MMA more now than ever before. It’s the way it is – it’s human nature.”

    If St-Pierre can recover in full, a return to the UFC would be a monumental event for the sport. It’s likely he would be given an immediate opportunity to regain the 170-pound title he vacated this past December, which would be colossal for the organization.

    Zahabi sees it that way as well, especially if reigning champion Johny Hendricks is still holding onto the belt.

    “If Hendricks defends the belt and it doesn’t change it will be a more wanted rematch,” Zahabi said. “If somebody beats Hendricks, the taste will be lost. To be the champion now you have to fill the last champion’s shoes. When Georges took the title from Matt Hughes he had heavy shoes to fill, but he did it. Now Hendricks has even bigger shoes to fill, and it’s not easy.

    “Believe me, winning the belt is one thing, but defending the belt is a whole other thing.

    Should St-Pierre choose to fight again, it will be a long and grueling process before that could become a reality. From Zahabi’s perspective, though, a comeback would only add to what is already a one-of-a-kind resume.

    Zahabi wanted St-Pierre to do what he thinks is best for his life, but selfishly, he would like nothing more than to guide his star pupil to one last UFC victory.

    “I would love to see Georges St-Pierre back,” Zahabi said. “I want to help him win again. One thing that would make me happy in life is I would love to see Georges win one more fight. That would be fantastic.”
  • 04-07-2014, 03:20 PM
    Cat--Smasher
  • 03-28-2014, 07:17 AM
    The Donosaur
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    ...that's what dana feels terrible about. Because no matter how much money Georges made from zuffa, zuffa--and dana--made 50x more from him.

    So he feels bad about the window where he can make money off of Georges getting smaller.

    rh
    Absolutely 100% correct.
  • 03-28-2014, 06:58 AM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    Also, I don't see anywhere where Dana feels terrible. It sounds like he's saying GSP had a small window to make lots of money, but he walked away and with the injury, has now closed that window even further.
    ...that's what dana feels terrible about. Because no matter how much money Georges made from zuffa, zuffa--and dana--made 50x more from him.

    So he feels bad about the window where he can make money off of Georges getting smaller.

    rh
  • 03-28-2014, 06:24 AM
    Qball1974
    ^Dana lives in his own world.
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