The plot thickens.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre was a complete wreck following his UFC 167 title defense against Johny Hendricks last Saturday night (Nov. 16, 2013) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
See how it all transpired here.
Not only did he get his face pushed in (pic) during his controversial split decision win over "Bigg Rigg," he was forced to compete under the cloud of personal problems that had him "going crazy." That led to an early report from TMZ (read it) that pegged St-Pierre as a future father, while his own dad was suffering from a grave illness.
Both charges have been denied.
The champ's sister recently went public to let mixed martial arts (MMA) fans know that her dad was "doing well" and not on his death bed. In addition, UFC President Dana White recently told L.A. Times that "Rush" refuted claims that he fathered a child out of wedlock.
So what the heck is wrong with Georges?
Stephane Patry, who was the first man to professionally manage "GSP," believes that St-Pierre's lawsuit against ex-manager Shari Spencer is to blame for his fragile state of mind, as a verdict in her favor could cost him "several million dollars."
"The only thing that I can think of, that I know of, is that between the period where I was his manager and his current management, he had a manager for three years, a woman named Shari Spencer. It didn't end well between them. When things ended between me and Georges, we stayed good friends but it ended very badly with Shari Spencer and I know she's suing him for several million dollars. I don't know if the lawsuit is advancing against Georges and he's gonna lose it but I don't see another problem. His parents are in good health, his two sisters too and he doesn't have health problems otherwise he couldn't fight ... He doesn't have any children either. At the moment he isn't married, he has someone in his life but that's not on this side either that's 100-percent sure. The only thing I can see is the lawsuit with his former manager."
The price of fame?
Following his win over Hendricks, St-Pierre gave a hasty, semi-retirement speech in his post-fight interview with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan (see it here). White, however, has other plans, including an immediate rematch for "Bigg Rigg" to help put this controversy to bed.
Hopefully, whatever "issues" St-Pierre has can be worked out by then.