Updated Report: Georges St-Pierre's Former Manager Says She Is Not Suing Him

Nov 16, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Georges St-Pierre (red gloves) enters the cage before his welterweight championship bout during UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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Scott HarrisFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2013

The Georges St-Pierre rumor mill just keeps on turning.

Allegations surfaced Monday that a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with ex-manager Shari Spencer—not previous reports of a terminally ill father or an unexpected pregnancy—may lie at the center of St-Pierre's mysterious personal problems, which caused the UFC welterweight champion to semi-retire after UFC 167.

But apparently in response to the allegation, Spencer sent a tweet Tuesday that appeared to deny the allegation. The tweet stated that St-Pierre "may have 99 problems, but I ain't one."

The lawsuit comment came from another St-Pierre ex-manager, Stephane Patry, who addressed the issue during an interview Monday with Quebec radio station 98.5 FM (translation h/t to Bloody Elbow).

"When things ended between me and Georges, we stayed good friends but it ended very badly with Shari Spencer and I know she's suing him for several million dollars," Patry said during the interview. "I don't know if the lawsuit is advancing against Georges...but I don't see another problem. His parents are in good health, his two sisters too, and he doesn't have health problems."

St-Pierre and Spencer officially parted ways in early 2011, and though St-Pierre publicly said the parting was amicable, other sources asserted that it was anything but, with the champ essentially firing Spencer. 

On Monday, St-Pierre's sister and others denied charges that St-Pierre's father was dying, or that GSP was in the midst of working through an unexpected pregnancy situation. 

Nov 16, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Georges St-Pierre is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his welterweight championship bout against Johny Hendricks during UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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A lawsuit between Spencer and St-Pierre has not been previously reported. Interestingly, Patry and St-Pierre, who parted ways in 2007, do have some history of legal acrimony themselves.

Particularly given that Spencer has now apparently denied the suit, speculation is sure to continue about the reasons for St-Pierre's departure until GSP himself details the personal problems that have caused him to walk away from MMA.

Saturday night at UFC 167, St-Pierre won a controversial split decision over Johny Hendricks to retain his welterweight title and subsequently said he wanted to step away from the sport for an undefined period of time. However, Hendricks, UFC president Dana White and others essentially rejected that desire, demanding St-Pierre grant a rematch to Hendricks in light of the less-than-definitive nature of St-Pierre's victory. 

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