White assures fans GSP will return to UFC


Posted at Mar 14 2014 07:44 PM | Updated as of Mar 15 2014 03:44 AM

MANILA – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White believes Georges St-Pierre (GSP) will return to the promotion once the mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar settles his personal problems.

White also denied reports linking St-Pierre’s indefinite leave from the UFC to his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs in MMA.

"That's not why he's gone," White said in MMA Fighting. "He's not gone because of TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) or any of that stuff. He's gone because he had personal problems that he needed to deal with.”

St-Pierre is taking some time off from professional fighting following his near loss in his welterweight title fight against Johny Hendricks last November.

White, however, said the French-Canadian will eventually make his return since he will be itching to fight again.

"I know for a fact he will (return)," he said. “The welterweight division is exciting right now, and when Georges does come back, whoever's standing there, it will be a fun fight."

The welterweight title will be at stake when Hendricks collides against Robbie Lawler in UFC 171 this weekend.