Georges St-Pierre won’t sue Dana White for UFC release: ‘That makes me look like the bad guy’

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who also wore gold at 185 pounds, had an opportunity to face Oscar De La Hoya for Triller Fight Club, an exhibition boxing match that would have marked the first appearance for “Rush” since late 2017 when the French-Canadian phenom strangled then-middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

But UFC President Dana White wasn’t having it, probably because he hates Triller almost as much as he hates De La Hoya. Since UFC still holds the rights to St-Pierre’s contract, there was nothing “Rush” could do except take it on the chin, which is a lot easier (and much less expensive) than going to court.

“Trust me, if this fight would have happened, I would have moved to Los Angeles to Freddie Roach’s gym and made a full training camp, leaving no stone unturned,” St-Pierre told SI.com. “Unfortunately, Dana White didn’t want it. It is what it is. I can’t be mad at him. People have said to take him to court, but that makes me look like the bad guy, and I don’t want to spend money on lawyers and all that.”

De La Hoya will instead box former UFC champ Vitor Belfort.

“My contract with UFC will finish in almost two years, and I will be free — and I will still be in shape,” St-Pierre continued. “I’m still a fighter and an entertainer. If there is an exhibition fight or a novelty fight for charity, then never say never.”

St-Pierre turned 40 back in May but appears to have retained his faculties after racking up a 26-2 record in MMA. “Rush” was previously linked to a Khabib Nurmagomedov super fight, but like the De La Hoya spectacle, White put the kibosh on that pairing as well.

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Happy Canada Day everyone!!

And have a Happy and Safe 4rh of July long weekend, my Murican friends!

Happy Canada day! I Keep hearing people complain about celebrating Canada day this year, but things in the past doesn’t change the fact that we are lucky to live in Canada. People who complain haven’t visited many third world countries.

We live in crazy times.

vaccines o'plenty

free healthcare, tropical weather..what more could u want

pretty sure a lot of the flack is coming from the

mass graves being found. Churches being burnt down in response. Pretty gnarly stuff, but how that impacts all the other good things about Canada I’m sure I do not know. America has done much worse, nobody stops celebrating the 4th

If it would be just of me

You could burn all the churches of the earth and it would be probably positive.
Religions has been such a disgrace, the base of most of the past tyrannies of the human race.

And the natives all have good reason to be mad, nobody care a damn bit of them!

Base, or just a huge tool

But yeah

So, you are against the UN declaration of human rights

that protect freedom of religion (articles 2 and 18)

Lots.

But like the fella above said, it beats living in a third world country by a mile.

Got to disagree with all that.

I live in one of the most temperate places in Canada and the weather is still absolutely horrible. Most of the year it’s night at 4/5pm, freezing cold, permanent rain and months at a time without seeing the sun.

Free healthcare? Lol don’t get me started. First off, nothing is free, you pay it through your taxes. Second free is not worth it when you have to wait years for a surgery. It’s not worth it when the general practitioners in the walk in clinics are worse than in the third world countries. Hell my grandma travels to the middle east for any important surgery instead of doing it here right in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I used to pay €40 a month in Europe for insurance and the private hospitals you go to with those €40 are better than most hotels I’ve stayed at, luxurious. Treated like a God. Went with exams for surgery on a herniated disk and the doc was like can we book you 3 days from now? I was like what? Can I get one week please? It was like a dream.

Canada has a lot of good things that make it worthwhile, the things you mentioned are not it.

At least your tax money goes to health care instead of the war machine.

Cheers my Canadian maniacs ! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Absolutely not free healthcare

In Québec, it’s at least one third of our taxes that goes to healthcare. And I’m still unable to have family doc who has some skills outside of of prescribing f’ing pills!

But still better than Rwanda!

Happy

Canada day!! It’s a bit of a stereotype to assume you are a hockey fan, but the Canadiens really outplayed my home team last night. They didn’t get rewarded with the win, but this series is going to be very tough.

Happy 4th to everyone as well.

I dont wanna see GSP lose

he keeps saying how good it is to retire off a win, on top, etc..while your stock is at its highest. Lets just keep it that way

so your contract expires like 6-7 years after announced retirement?

Came back since then to beat a one-eyed butter-toothed Brit.

Don’t blame you for scrubbing it from your memory though.

Fighter’s need to prepare to band together ,starve, strike and win against the ufc. If not Dana the bully and hollywood shareholder’s will keep getting more money by lowballing the entire roster ! UFC also pays off media to slightly sabotage fighter’s to accept lowball offer’s !

"Win or lose, he hits like a bitch"

Don't sign the line

If you can’t do the time.

Unless you’re Cmac.

Isn’t it nice how the UFC

Treats the athletes that built up the sport?

Just to play devils advocate

Would GSP Have become so world-famous And made the money he did make if it wasn’t for the UFC? Maybe that’s how the UFC looks at it. Would major league baseball players have the lives they lead and make the money they do without MLB?

It's a double edged blade

The stars wouldn’t be where they are without the ufc but the ufc wouldn’t be where they are without the stars.

The ufc definitelly wouldn't have gotten where it did without GSP

People like him and Silva put the company where it’s at, selling sold out arenas full of celebrities. They were larger than life and gave the ufc and mma in general an air of legitimacy it didn’t have before.

GSP is old and retired from mma, he should be allowed to do whatever the fuck he wants. He made the company a shit ton of money and was as asset to the mma community his entire career.

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