Nov. 16, 2013 was one of the most infamous nights in mixed martial arts history.
UFC 167 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was headlined by the one of the most controversial decisions ever handed down, as Georges St-Pierre retained his UFC welterweight title against Johny Hendricks in a split decision which provokes arguments among MMA fans to this day.
But that was just a start to the evening’s weirdness. St-Pierre, who had been champion five years at that point, talked about taking a break from the sport in his post-fight interview.
That led to the most bizarre post-fight press conference the UFC has ever held. UFC president Dana White claimed St-Pierre had to be taken to the hospital before he went off on an angry rant against his champion.
Then a battered St-Pierre showed up midway through the presser, giving confused-sounding answers to questions before everyone took a long break in the middle of the presser so that St-Pierre could chat with White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta in private.
St-Pierre hasn’t fought in the two years since that strange evening. And on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, he revealed that his heart-to-heart talk with ….View original article
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