GSP’s manager says rumors of a rematch are premature

Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre's manager questions the rumors of a rematch with Johny Hendricks.
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Mike Chiappetta

Mike Chiappetta has documented the fast-growing sport of mixed martial arts since 2006 for news organizations including SB Nation, NBCSports.com, FIGHT! Magazine, AOL and ESPN. He appears regularly as an analyst on countless television shows and radio programs, including CBS Radio and MMA Beat. Follow him on Twitter.


Remember when Georges St-Pierre told us he was going to step away for a while, and then Dana White told us that he’ll be back sooner than later? The story has already twisted and turned in the first few days since it happened. So who do we believe? Well, the latest is that the UFC welterweight championship rematch between St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks is, despite White’s recent words, no guarantee.

St-Pierre’s manager Rodolphe Beaulieu told Ariel Helwani that it is “possible” that St-Pierre’s UFC 167 appearance was his final fight, Helwani reported on Wednesday’s edition of "UFC Tonight".

According to Beaulieu, St-Pierre did not suffer any significant injuries from the fight. He underwent a CT scan which came back clear, and also did an X-ray on his foot, which he thought he had hurt during the course of the grueling five-rounder. That, too, came back fine. Still, St-Pierre’s return to the octagon is not set in stone.

St-Pierre is currently on vacation, and according to Beaulieu, the champion still believes that he won the fight 48-47.

With the controversial win, the 32-year-old notched his ninth consecutive welterweight title defense, one shy of tying Anderson Silva’s UFC record. Beaulieu said that he plans to sit down with St-Pierre within the next few weeks to determine whether his future will include a return to the octagon, or will take on a new path.

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