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Dana White on GSP return: 'I highly doubt it's going to happen'

Georges St-Pierre will begin a training camp to figure out whether he's going to return to the UFC soon, but Dana White's not exactly confident about him actually coming back.

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Despite the fact that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is going through a six-week training camp soon to see if he'll return to the sport, UFC president Dana White doesn't see it happening. Boxing trainer Freddie Roach told the LA Times today that GSP's camp would start in about 10 days, and White's response to that was pretty typically blunt:

"I highly doubt it’s going to happen because GSP’s been off for too long and has a ton of money," White said. "You don’t do a six-week camp to learn if you have the hunger. You either know it or not. Robbie Lawler knows it, he’s hungry, he trains like an animal.

"You’re either hungry and an animal or you're not."

"It’d be great if he comes back, yes, I love Georges St-Pierre — amazing athlete — but comeback talk? I laugh at it. To be a world champion, you have to be hungry.

"That’s not GSP. Not even close."

I'm not sure why Dana would choose to be negative about the idea, especially considering that GSP doesn't have to come back just to be a champion again. There are a few different superfight options that fans would be interested in, though it remains to be seen if St-Pierre himself would be interested.

The 35-year-old St-Pierre (25-2, 19-2 UFC) stepped away from the sport after a split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 two years ago. I guess we'll find out in a few weeks whether we'll ever see the Canadian superstar in the octagon again.

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