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VCURamFan 02-28-2014 05:34 PM

Matt Hughes would be surprised if Georges St-Pierre returned to UFC
 
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From MMAFighting.com (By David St. Martin on Feb 28 2014, 8:00a):
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Maybe not exactly toeing the UFC's company line, former welterweight champion and current front office exec Matt Hughes doesn't sound optimistic on a Georges St-Pierre return to fighting. Speaking with Sportsnet, Hughes says St-Pierre's sabbatical came as no surprise to him.

"No, it didn't surprise me a whole lot. People have been catching Georges a little bit, and I'm talking the past three or four years. People have been catching up to him, to his abilities. He's at the age where he's going to start slowing down just a little bit. Georges has made a lot of money. Gosh, what's he got to prove? What's he want to do? I wasn't real surprised. I would probably be a little more surprised if he ever came back."

Following his controversial decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November, St-Pierre claimed his mental health could be at risk if he didn't take some time away from competition. Hughes, who says he can certainly empathize with his position, believes St-Pierre has had enough of Hendricks for this lifetime.

"I don't think he wants to go in there and face Johny Hendricks again. Judging wise, it could have been close. Even though I did have Johny winning, the first round was extremely close. On the ground, Johny Hendricks won. He beat GSP up. In the rounds Georges won, he barely won. So I don't think he wants to go back in and take another beating like that against Johny Hendricks."

rearnakedchoke 02-28-2014 08:13 PM

don't understand what they mean by not toeing the company line .. are zuffa supposed to be trying to woo gsp back??? well, dana using crazy and kookoo to describe gsp certainly isn't setting the example ..

and i'd have to disagree with matt .. i'd give gsp the upper hand in the rematch .. gsp is 5-0 in rematches and always looks better the second time around .. plus, robbie gonna win dat belt

but i would have to agree that i am leaning more towards gsp not coming back .. although i'd be stoked if he did come back ..

Bonnie 03-01-2014 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 204473)
don't understand what they mean by not toeing the company line .. are zuffa supposed to be trying to woo gsp back??? well, dana using crazy and kookoo to describe gsp certainly isn't setting the example ..

and i'd have to disagree with matt .. i'd give gsp the upper hand in the rematch .. gsp is 5-0 in rematches and always looks better the second time around .. plus, robbie gonna win dat belt

but i would have to agree that i am leaning more towards gsp not coming back .. although i'd be stoked if he did come back ..

I'm not sure what they meant by that either, RNC. Dana has been calling GSP "crazy and cuckoo"? That's not very nice. Maybe he knows for sure GSP isn't coming back and he's being a sourpuss. Or, he's just being Dana lashing out for the comments GSP made about the UFC not wanting to help him clean up the sport.

I agree with Matt about the fight and I would also be shocked if GSP decided to come back. The way he was after the fight, he looked mentally done, like a man who doesn't want to do this anymore. In fact, he came across as almost desperate when he was talking. I'm not sure if he had already decided before the fight that he was quitting, no matter how the match went, or if he decided by the end of the fight. I really wanted to see a rematch, but I respect his decision to know what's best for him and his well being.


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