Family denies rumors of GSP's dad being ill

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

Montreal's La Presse reports that GSP's father is in fine health and not at all on the verge of death as TMZ suggested.

Early Monday TMZ reported that, among other things, Georges St-Pierre's father's ill health was one of the reasons that the champion was looking to step away from the sport. Now, La Presse is reporting that those rumors are entirely without merit.

"My father is doing very well!" said Myriam St-Pierre, younger sister of Georges, "We have received many phone calls, and this rumor must stop. It is causing us pain."

"My father watches my children. He would not watch them if he was about to die," said Myriam St-Peirre, 29. She gave assurances that the sexagenarian was is great shape.

I don't know where this rumor comes from, but it's false. she said.

- Best translation via BE community memeber Ubernoober

At the very least this casts less of a pallor over Dana White's comments that GSP's issues "aren't as bad as he thinks they are." However, Georges' sister Myriam would not go so far as to say that there was no truth in the rumor's of impending fatherhood. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more info as we'll be sure to keep you updated.

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