“I’m going to tell you the truth. If this whole thing had not happened after the [Johny Hendricks UFC 167] fight… maybe I would have already been back and maybe I would have given the rematch to Johny Hendricks.”
As it turns out, an issue after his fight with Hendricks regarding the post-fight press conference is what led to some of these problems.
GSP noted that after receiving stitches in his head after the fight, he was told by a UFC employee that he wasn’t supposed to go to the press conference.
St-Pierre went anyway.
“I say why? ‘You know, you’re not allowed to go, it’s OK.’ Then I understood, hmmm, something weird is going on. And then I found out Dana was saying I was gone to hospital and I was badly hurt. I was like, what is wrong with this? Because I didn’t know what was going on. I understand Dana was pissed because I was leaving with the belt. I got it. But he could have done it with a bit of better class, you know?”