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Firas is going to be on the MMAHour today so I am sure he will shed some more light on the situation.
I think he is scheduled to appear at 1:25 est / 10:25 pst.
TMZ posted something about his dad dying and GSP getting a woman preggers.
Of course, since it's TMZ, take that with a granule of sodium chloride.
^ Beat me to it.
Unplanned Pregnancy, Family Illness Derail UFC Fighter
It's TMZ, so I'm sure it's a reliable sourceGeorges St-Pierre will take a break from the UFC to handle 2 major personal crises -- his father is dying and he got a woman pregnant and doesn't want her to have the baby ... TMZ Sports has learned.
GSP repeatedly made cryptic remarks after his controversial win Saturday over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 -- telling Joe Rogan he needed to step away from the sport to deal with personal issues.
Now, sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports ... Georges' dad is dying and it's derailed him.
And there's this ... GSP recently learned he knocked up a woman -- and he doesn't want to have a baby with her but she insists on keeping it.
But I actually recall reading somewhere months ago (maybe right after his last fight) that his father was very sick.
Easy to speculate and make shit up when you're a gossip rag that deserves to wipe asses not be read. Insensitive cuntery towards GSP's father.
And to think, some of you guys thought he might be a homosexual... Not everything revolves around gay pride.
et noli esse incredulus sed fidelis
Just cos' he got paid doesn't mean sh*t. He has the right to step away whenever he feels like it.
It's his basic right as a human to be able to choose what he does with his life.
Have you never called sick to work?
Have you never taken a vacation?
Have you never needed abreak from it all? AFTER MORE THAN 7 YEARS!!
Dude, I hate to say it like this but get real.
Dude is a man, and with that he has man shit to deal with sometimes just like you and I.
Last edited by Tongan.Death.Grip; 11-18-2013 at 08:09 AM.
Dana White was a dismissive douchecanoe to GSP. Such things should be left for closed doors and answered to the press as "no comment" or "I must sit down and discuss this with him" or even "None of your fucking business".
Firas Zahabi: Fifth round won Georges St-Pierre fight against Johny Hendricks
“Johny Hendricks was the greatest challenge (to St-Pierre’s title), as advertised,” Zahabi said.
Still, he disputed UFC President Dana White’s claim after the event that the St-Pierre’s camp expected a loss prior to a split-call decision for the champion.
“No, I thought we won,” Zahabi said. “I thought Georges won (rounds) 1, 3 and 5. That’s why I put Georges on my shoulders. If I didn’t think he won, I wouldn’t have done that.”
Two of three judges awarded St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) the fight by scores of 48-47 while a third judge dissented for Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC), 48-47. The majority of media covering the fight, including MMAjunkie, awarded Hendricks the decision, 48-47.
At the post-event press conference, UFC President Dana White ranted at the judges’ decision and the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the fight card at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
St-Pierre shocked the audience when he said he planned to take time off the sport to address personal problems. Zahabi expected the post-fight speech and said the champ has to make some serious decisions about his future.
The trainer also declined to comment on a TMZ report that stated the French Canadian’s hiatus stems from an unplanned pregnancy and a gravely ill father.
“Georges has been having mixed feelings for a long time now,” Zahabi said. “He has his own personal issues that I can’t comment on, and he lives a certain lifestyle.”
A frustrated White said St-Pierre is obligated to the UFC, fans and Hendricks to fight an immediate rematch, but Zahabi said that decision can only be made by the champion.
“He lives like a soldier,” he said. “Every day is centered around training; he doesn’t have a well balanced life at all. His entire life is centered around performance, and he’s 32 now. He’s got to decide if he wants to live a life, maybe try to balance his life and have a regular routine, or does he have motivation to continue doing this fight style. That’s really up to him. I don’t think anybody can answer that but him.”
Zahabi said he won’t push the fighter in either direction about what he decides to do with his life.
“Nobody has put in more hours and more time in the octagon than him,” he said. “Nobody’s had more minutes; he set the record. How can I tell him that he didn’t do enough? I don’t think it’s my place to tell him anything. It’s his own personal choice.”
As for the champ’s current whereabouts, Zahabi said the fighter is resting at home after suffering “cosmetic damage” and a scratch to his eye that occurred when Hendricks punched him during a takedown attempt. Zahabi said the blow robbed St-Pierre of his vision for much of the fight.
After his initial outburst, White downplayed the severity of St-Pierre’s personal issues and felt confident the champ would return to fight Hendricks.
Undoubtedly, though, “Rush” will be much to reflect on in the coming weeks.
“Right now, he’s just resting,” Zahabi said. “Georges doesn’t like to think so far ahead after a fight. It’s very emotional during the fight and after the fight. You’ve got to let the storm settle, and you’ve got more of a clear head. When I think he has a more clear head, he’ll make a more serious decision.”
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