Dana White: GSP Is Going to a Mall Opening and Signing Autographs Friday

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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will be holding a press conference Friday, via The Montreal Journal (translation via Mixedmartialarts.com), but don't hold your breath on anything major coming out of it. 

According to an interview Tuesday with Sportsnet, UFC President Dana White said GSP has been scheduled to appear at a mall opening for months and will speak to the media for about 10 minutes at some point during the day. 

Here's what White had to say on the matter Tuesday, via MMA Fighting

That's not true. He's not making any announcement on Friday. This thing was planned for months. He's going up to the opening of a mall. He's signing autographs with fans and he's doing 10 minutes with the media. People were talking about he called a press conference and all these other things. I'm not saying he might not having something to say in these 10 minutes, he might, but it's no crazy announcement like everyone was saying earlier.

Reports of the press conference in Quebec City spread like wildfire about 24 hours ago, leading many to believe "Rush" would be commenting on his future in the sport.

However, White says that isn't the case at all.

Later in the same interview, the UFC's head honcho stated that St-Pierre never mentioned the word "retirement" to him and that the two are scheduled to meet Thursday.

GSP notched his 12 straight victory in November, earning a highly controversial split decision over top contender Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.

The victory marks the French Canadian superstar's ninth consecutive title defense, one shy of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's record.

The 32-year-old has also recently denied all rumors regarding him dealing with a personal crisis, per TMZ, though it remains up in the air when, or if, he will return to the Octagon.


John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.

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