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Dana White Clears the Air Regarding Georges St-Pierre

Written by Tom Ngo
May 26th, 2011
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UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St Pierre Manila

Do you remember playing the telephone game as a youngster? While you intended to let the class know ‘There are big balloons outside,’ somehow the sentence got morphed into ‘She’ll show you her big boobs outside’ by the time the last person hears the message.

Last week, a little birdy reported Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz walked into UFC president Dana White’s office to discuss his future. Because their impromptu meeting came shortly after it was announced the Octagon would return to Canada at the end of the year, keyboard warriors took the limited information and ran with it.

“Georges St-Pierre is not fighting in December in Montreal,” White emphatically stated Wednesday. “I don’t know where that came from. I get these texts and calls from you guys [in the media] about some of this stuff, it’s crazy.”

So why did the principal call the controversial welterweight into his office then?

“Diaz came to Vegas because some boxing promoter was running around saying he was going to box Lacy,” White shared. “That’s why he came.

“Everybody was like, ‘What’s he going to do? Is he going to box? What do you think?’ [I said], ‘I think I’m going to sit down and talk him out of boxing. That’s what I think.’ And that’s what happened.”

While White thought his answers would satisfy media members, the small group of reporters hovered around MMA’s ultimate shot caller and continued to poke and prod for a more satisfactory response. The reason being, it wouldn’t be the first time White has played coy while knowing damn well he’s plotting something completely different.

“What, you want odds now?” White responded when asked the probability of a welterweight title unification bout. “If I actually gave you a percentage, I’d be speaking out of turn.

“I honestly don’t know. Nothing has been worked out. Nothing has been talked about. If I gave you an answer, I’d be lying just to make you stop asking me the question.”

Here’s what we do know right now, GSP is back to training and Diaz is no longer boxing Jeff Lacey.

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