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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White won’t ‘pressure’ Georges St-Pierre for MMA comeback

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Isn’t the rigorous drug testing program what he wanted?

"I haven't really spoken to him. I've asked him if he wants to fight and things like that. You know, this is one of those sports, I say this all the time, if a guy doesn't want to fight, the last thing you want to do is pressure a guy to fight. Georges St-Pierre doesn't want to fight. And, if Georges St-Pierre wants to retire? I get it. He goes out on top, he's made a lot of money, and he's doing movies now. If he's ready to retire, I'm never going to be the guy to pressure him into coming back. You have to want to do this and apparently Georges doesn't."

When former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre took a sabbatical from mixed martial arts (MMA) in late 2013, it was ultimately revealed that part of the reason "GSP" left the sport was due to lax drug testing and the rampant performance enhancing drugs (PED) epidemic. Over a year has gone by since St-Pierre last fought inside the Octagon, and following several high-profile drug test failures from Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Hector Lombard, and more, UFC brass announced they would be implementing a brand new -- and far more rigorous -- drug testing program in order to stunt the PED issue. While "Rush" noted he was "very happy" with the UFC's new plan, Ron Kruck of Inside MMA asked UFC President Dana White recently whether or not "GSP" has reached out to discuss a comeback. Unfortunately for fans of the Canadian superstar, White noted he has not really spoken to the former champ, and he definitely will not pressure "GSP" into returning anytime soon (transcription via MMAJunkie).