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Despite what Dana White might tell you, Georges St. Pierre had every intention of honoring his contract and fighting Robert Whittaker at Middleweight. That’s according to his coach John Danaher, who spoke today on the MMA Hour. Unfortunately, colitis, a very serious health condition that has him fasting every other day, interfered. St. Pierre tried to put on weight before his title fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 217; not only was he unable to do so, coming into the fight at just over 190 pounds, but the attempt took a serious toll on his health.

This runs counter to Dana White’s claim that St. Pierre never intended to fight Whittaker. Danaher refuted another claim made by White- that GSP didn’t want to fight anyone at welterweight. According to Danaher, GSP DID want to come back for the welterweight crown once Tyron Woodley became champion. It was Danaher who talked him into moving up to middleweight, and a group of coaches, including Zahabi, Roach, Danaher, met with GSP to come up with a career plan.

You can watch the complete interview here


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