Wrestling Observer Newsletter 11/25/15-
Dana White said he doesn’t think GSP is coming back. GSP’s six-week camp with Freddie Roach is scheduled to start the Monday after Thanksgiving and at the end of the camp, theoretically, he’ll either be asking for a fight, or he’ll announce he’s done. “I highly doubt it’s going to happen because GSP’s been off for too long and has a ton of money. 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 think there’s an issue that I noted before. GSP is used to making money based on a percentage of 700,000 and 800,000 buy PPVs, and without the title, against anyone but Anderson Silva, he’s probably not pulling that much.
My god does this guy really get my goat. Look, I love Robbie Lawler as much as the next guy. He’s cut from the same cloth as a Hype Gotti. Not all the physical talents in the world but worked their ass off to get the most of what they were blessed with. Robbie Lawler could have fell off the face of the earth as a fighter ten times by now but he kept coming back. A true inspiration. But you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think George St. Pierre could roll out of bed and push Robbie’s shit in tomorrow. GSP’s skill set is timeless, he handles anyone at 170 today with relative ease just like he did in years past.
The fact of the matter is, Dana knows he’s full of shit. He’s protecting his investment while attempting to goad GSP out of retirement. He’s worried he may lose Ronda as a top draw, who knows when she’ll be back so go fishing and bait GSP back. Just let the guy test out his camp and see if he comes back. I may be pumping GSP up here, but should he announce his come back watch how quickly Dana flips. The biggest middle man going today.
GSP -220 vs Robbie Lawler
GSP -240 vs Johnny Hendricks
GSP -300 vs Rory MacDonald
GSP -500 vs Matt Brown
GSP -200 vs Hector Lombard
GSP -170 vs Carlos Condit
GSP -200 vs Tyron Woodley