As if the shape of the UFC Welterweight Division wasn’t entertaining enough. Fans in Australia seem to be under the impression that long time 170 pound kingpin, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, needs to make a return. Well, much to their dismay UFC President Dana White doesn’t believe that will happen anytime in the near future.
“I don’t think so, buddy, I’m sorry” he told a young fan at the UFC 193 fan Q&A event in Melbourne this weekend.
“GSP’s rich, man!. He’s hanging out and he’s living the good life.
“In this sport you have to be hungry. You have to jump out of bed every day and want it. You’ve gotta want to win, you’ve gotta want to be a world champion.
“He’s had it. He’s accomplished all that stuff. He’s made a lot of money, he’s accomplished a lot of things.
“I don’t see him ever coming back, no.”
More bleak news as disgruntled Miesha Tate came out about her annoyances with not having a rematch with Ronda Rousey that apparently was only verbally agreed on. She goes on to state that her competition has been much stiffer than Ronda’s.
“I think more things are going to have to be contractually agreed upon, not verbally,” said Tate, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMA Fighting. “That’s what happens when you can’t come to a verbal trust point. I’m going to have to have things written down from now on.”
“I’m very frustrated with the UFC. I’m not in a position where I feel like I need to be pushed around and, ‘Oh, you take this fight, take that fight.’ It makes no sense to me why I’m not the champion and yet I’m fighting all the No. 1 contenders. Amanda Nunes is ranked No. 4 and Holm is ranked No. 8. What is wrong with that picture?
“I’m not the champ and I’m fighting better girls than the champion is fighting and I’m not getting paid what the champion is getting paid. It’s the champion’s job to fight the best girls in the world. When I’m the champion, we’ll talk.”
“I’m just in an awkward stage of my career. I don’t know what the next best step for me is but I do know I’m not going to be pushed around by anybody.”