The Nevada State Athletic Commission judges shocked the world when they awarded Georges St-Pierre a split decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. The thousands of UFC fans in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas showered the defending champion with boos as he celebrated what could be his last victory as a professional mixed martial artist.
Among the horde of flabbergasted fans was UFC President Dana White. Never shy to speak his mind, White criticized the champ harshly at the post-fight press conference for hinting a potential retirement after the bout, and he even said that Hendricks deserved the win, not St-Pierre.
However, in a recent interview with GSP’s mentor, Kristof Midoux, told The Quebec Journal that White called the champ the very next morning and offered his apologies. He even admitted that he rewatched the fight and changed his mind about who won.
“Few people know it, but the next morning he (White) called George and told him, ‘I’m sorry, I watched the fight again and you have indeed won. I spoke under the influence of emotion.'”
Even with White’s recent change of heart, Midoux said that a private apology isn’t enough to undo the damage he had already done. He went on to explain that White should apologize to St-Pierre publicly, and he should also test Hendricks for performance enhancing drugs.
Considering that all of the UFC 167 drug tests came back clean, it’s not likely that White will force Hendricks to do another drug test. As for his demands for White to apologize publicly, anyone who is familiar with the UFC President knows that there’s a higher chance of turning air into gold than that happening.