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Dana White: ‘Georges St-Pierre doesn’t want to fight’

UFC President Dana White has not spoken to GSP since the new drug-testing policy was announced but did not appear confident about the former champion’s potential return to the octagon.

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Several months ago, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre revealed that he would never return to professional competition until his employers implemented third party drug testing. So naturally, when the UFC announced that they would implement comprehensive out-of-competition random performance enhancing drug (PED) testing, fans and pundits questioned whether one of the greatest mixed martial artists of a generation would announce his return.

However, when asked at the UFC 184 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White admit that he hasn't spoken to the former champion since the promotion's new drug testing policy was announced.

"I haven't really spoken to him," White told Inside MMA's Ron Kruck. "I've asked him if he wants to fight and things like that. You know, this is one of those sports - I say this all the time - if a guy doesn't want to fight, the last thing you want to do is pressure a guy to fight."

According to White, if GSP wanted to fight, he would have called him and planned something. However, since that is yet to occur,  the promotion's president had little to add with confidence.

"Georges St-Pierre doesn't want to fight. And, if Georges St-Pierre wants to retire? I get it. He goes out on top, he's made a lot of money, and he's doing movies now. If he's ready to retire, I'm never going to be the guy to pressure him into coming back."

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