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Dana White poo-poos GSP announcement, admits he 'had a meltdown' at UFC 168 presser

UFC president Dana White says that Georges St-Pierre's much hyped press event this Friday is nothing but a mall opening although he admits GSP "might have something to say."

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UFC president Dana White did an interview with Canada's SportNet in which he attempted to defuse anticipation for Welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre's Friday press event. Some have speculated the champ would announce his retirement, but Dana ain't having it.

Here's how MMA Mania transcribed the quote:

"This thing was planned for months -- he's going to the opening of a mall and he's signing autographs for fans.... I'm not saying he might not have something to say ... he might, but it's no crazy announcement like everyone was saying earlier," he said. "There's no doubt I had a bit of a meltdown at the last press conference, but who has said more positive things about Georges St-Pierre in the last 13 years than me? Seriously.

"Georges St-Pierre never said to me that he is thinking about retiring ... never," he said. "The retirement word never came out of his mouth.... I don't think that he's going to retire, but I do know that he wants some time off, which is an issue -- he just had over a year off for his ACL surgery."

Here's the video:

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