Dana White: We haven't talked about or called Georges St. Pierre since he left UFC

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Out of sight, out of mind.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre is enjoying his hiatus from mixed martial arts (MMA), recently telling his fans that he was "very happy" and looking forward to some big projects in 2014 (read it).

After all, he knows when he's not wanted.

Since leaving, it's safe to say that promotion president Dana White hasn't been crying himself to sleep, as the Las Vegas fight boss explained to Sherdog.com that he's got a promotion to run and new stars to focus on. If St. Pierre needs to relax to get his head together, then so be it.

His words:

"Georges St. Pierre said he wants to go handle his stuff and take some time off. We haven't talked about Georges St. Pierre since. We haven't called Georges St. Pierre. We're letting Georges St. Pierre have his time. If Georges St. Pierre decides he wants to come back and fight, then he can come back and fight. If he doesn't? Me and Lorenzo are flying down to L.A. to see Anderson ... just to go see him, because he's been injured. If Anderson Silva never wants to fight again, that's up to him."

Silva is currently nursing a surgically-repaired leg and expects to return to the Octagon (much) later this year.

With two of his biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draws currently out of action, White has been forced to look toward the future and insists his promotion does not build stars, because they build themselves, citing the example of Alexander Gustafsson and Travis Browne, two competitors who made themselves relevant by performing on the big stage.

But can "The Mauler" or "Hapa" match "Rush" and "The Spider" in box office bucks?

Time will tell.

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