Tyron Woodley Doesn't Believe Georges St-Pierre's of Leaving MMA Over Drug-Testing Concerns
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.26.2014
"I think he left for personal reasons."
USA Today Sports spoke with UFC welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley backstage at UFC on Fox 10, and Woodley expressed that he didn't think former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre took a hiatus from the sport over concerns of PED/drug-testing, as he recently commented to the Canadian press. You can check out some highlights from the interview below or watch the complete interview video at the above link. Woodley is next set to fight Carlos Condit at UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas.
Woodley's thoughts on GSP saying he took a break from fighting because of PED's and drug-testing in MMA and the UFC: "I don't know where that came from. I don't think that's a reason."
Woodley on why he thinks GSP left: "I think he left for personal reasons. Sitting next to him at the press conference, people were digging and asking questions, and he was really making it known he didn't want to answer. I actually felt bad for him. I'm like, ‘This guy is telling you he's seeing things in his dreams. He's having nightmares. He doesn't want to talk about it.' I think the media and (the industry) in general, I think we owe it to him to give him a chance to sit back and relax. Whatever he needs to do, I think we need to let him do that."