Longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced last month that he was going to take some time off and would be vacating the UFC title.
Since the announcement, St-Pierre has made comments to the media in Canada about the drug testing that takes place in the UFC and his feeling about the UFC potentially being a monopoly.
UFC President Dana White ended up responding to the comments made by St-Pierre during the UFC Fight Night 35 Post Fight Press Conference earlier this month and called the comments by St-Pierre shocking, insane, and weird.
White has been asked about the situation with St-Pierre several times in the past two weeks and that continued on Thursday. White was making his rounds on Radio Row in New York and appeared on the Booger and Rich show on Tampa sports radio station 98.7 The Fan.
He was asked where everything stands with the now former UFC champion, and White told the show that he expects that St-Pierre will return to the UFC in early 2015.
“He was having some personal problems and he is going to take a year off,” White said. “I expect he will probably come back in early ’15 and that is basically it. As far as what done between me and him, I thought Johny Hendricks won the fight. I was honest about it, so he is a little upset at me. We have ten years of history and he will get over it.”
“GSP has been around for ten years. I have never said anything but good things about him. I talk better about him than his parents probably do. We are butting heads right now and we will get through it.”
In the past, White has never mentioned when he thinks St-Pierre could return to the UFC, if the longtime UFC champion decided he wanted to return to the sport.
Following yesterday’s media event in Quebec City, several people suggested that maybe the UFC was hoping to have St-Pierre return in December when UFC 181 will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal on December 6th.