Sorry Dana...

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Franklinfan47
11/17/13 6:13:33PM
But if GSP feels he's not mentally fit to compete anymore and needs a break from the sport, he doesn't owe a dam thing to you, the fans, Hendricks, or anybody else.

GSP has been in so many wars over the years, gave his blood sweat and tears to this sport, fulfilled his obligations to the fans and helped build the sport to what it is today. Sorry that you can't let your cash cow walk away to take care of HIS health. Cuz doctor Dana knows who is mentally fit to compete and everything.

Really, has anyone competed at the top level for as long as GSP in the modern era? Show some god dam respect.

Is it unfortunate that he will leave on such a controversial fight? Of course. But GSP doesn't judge the fights, he went and gave it everything he had and his reward is to be shit on by Dummy White and legions of so called "loyal" fans. He decided on this before the fight, he's not running away from anyone.

I feel like if you are a true GSP fan, just be thankful for the years he's given to the sport and to entertaining us!
Webbie
11/17/13 6:20:52PM

Posted by Franklinfan47

But if GSP feels he's not mentally fit to compete anymore and needs a break from the sport, he doesn't owe a dam thing to you, the fans, Hendricks, or anybody else.

GSP has been in so many wars over the years, gave his blood sweat and tears to this sport, fulfilled his obligations to the fans and helped build the sport to what it is today. Sorry that you can't let your cash cow walk away to take care of HIS health. Cuz doctor Dana knows who is mentally fit to compete and everything.

Really, has anyone competed at the top level for as long as GSP in the modern era? Show some god dam respect.

Is it unfortunate that he will leave on such a controversial fight? Of course. But GSP doesn't judge the fights, he went and gave it everything he had and his reward is to be shit on by Dummy White and legions of so called "loyal" fans. He decided on this before the fight, he's not running away from anyone.

I feel like if you are a true GSP fan, just be thankful for the years he's given to the sport and to entertaining us!



I'm with you, brother
JLS
11/17/13 6:23:50PM

Posted by Webbie


Posted by Franklinfan47

But if GSP feels he's not mentally fit to compete anymore and needs a break from the sport, he doesn't owe a dam thing to you, the fans, Hendricks, or anybody else.

GSP has been in so many wars over the years, gave his blood sweat and tears to this sport, fulfilled his obligations to the fans and helped build the sport to what it is today. Sorry that you can't let your cash cow walk away to take care of HIS health. Cuz doctor Dana knows who is mentally fit to compete and everything.

Really, has anyone competed at the top level for as long as GSP in the modern era? Show some god dam respect.

Is it unfortunate that he will leave on such a controversial fight? Of course. But GSP doesn't judge the fights, he went and gave it everything he had and his reward is to be shit on by Dummy White and legions of so called "loyal" fans. He decided on this before the fight, he's not running away from anyone.

I feel like if you are a true GSP fan, just be thankful for the years he's given to the sport and to entertaining us!



I'm with you, brother



I'm with both of you.
kopower
11/17/13 6:28:31PM
I must have missed something? Sounds like Dana had some positive things to say about GSP's situation.
Franklinfan47
11/17/13 6:49:29PM

Posted by kopower

I must have missed something? Sounds like Dana had some positive things to say about GSP's situation.



He did. He said GSP has been a great champion, honorable guy, etc.

But he also calls GSP's decision "weird", goes on about GSP owing the company, says he made a bad decision saying the semi-retirement stuff after the fight.

Which I think is BS. Again, GSP has done a lot for us and the UFC. He deserves a break if that's what he truly wants.

And can I point out Rogan prodded GSP into saying that stuff? "What do you wanna say George?!" Perhaps Dana should direct his scorn to Rogan instead, you big meathead.

Besides, Hendricks tapped
TheShaman
11/17/13 7:04:00PM

Posted by JLS1980


Posted by Webbie


Posted by Franklinfan47

But if GSP feels he's not mentally fit to compete anymore and needs a break from the sport, he doesn't owe a dam thing to you, the fans, Hendricks, or anybody else.

GSP has been in so many wars over the years, gave his blood sweat and tears to this sport, fulfilled his obligations to the fans and helped build the sport to what it is today. Sorry that you can't let your cash cow walk away to take care of HIS health. Cuz doctor Dana knows who is mentally fit to compete and everything.

Really, has anyone competed at the top level for as long as GSP in the modern era? Show some god dam respect.

Is it unfortunate that he will leave on such a controversial fight? Of course. But GSP doesn't judge the fights, he went and gave it everything he had and his reward is to be shit on by Dummy White and legions of so called "loyal" fans. He decided on this before the fight, he's not running away from anyone.

I feel like if you are a true GSP fan, just be thankful for the years he's given to the sport and to entertaining us!



I'm with you, brother



I'm with both of you.



shaneTpain
11/17/13 7:16:47PM
Couldn't have said it better myself
scoozna
11/17/13 8:57:12PM
I haven't heard Dana's comments...but I know i already agree with the premise that GSP doesn't owe the UFC anything. He's done his part. He's fought his battles.
tuvok500
11/17/13 9:30:50PM
GSP took a total of 875 strikes since he first won the title, of this number almost half of them were received during his last 3 fights so 412 strikes received.

GSP has every rights to retire , take a break, whatever he want to do, he accepted to paid the price to prolong his career to be the best ever but there is a limit of accepting to be hit to please the fans and Dana.

Dana says GSP was rush to the hospital, come on man, the guy was taking pictures with Arnold on his way back to the lockeroom and was looking very happy, he went to the hospital for stitches and only for that.

On the other hand, Jones was rush to the hospital for real, he was literally supported all the way from the cage to the ambulance and Dana didn't say shit about the guy was destroyed, it was a rubbery and Gus gonna get an immediate rematch, he accepted to not give him the rematch even if he did to Jones way more than Hendricks did to GSP.

IMO GSP was not the same man as he was before during his last 3 fights, it is surely not physical so since fighting is 99% mental after the training is done, just let GSP get his mental strait exactly like you would let him cure a broken hand.

If GSP's problem are something that can be repaired and he can comeback elusive like he was before i would be happy but if not i prefer for his safety that he retire right now as the greatest fighter ever .



sparky
11/17/13 9:45:09PM

Posted by Franklinfan47

But if GSP feels he's not mentally fit to compete anymore and needs a break from the sport, he doesn't owe a dam thing to you, the fans, Hendricks, or anybody else.

GSP has been in so many wars over the years, gave his blood sweat and tears to this sport, fulfilled his obligations to the fans and helped build the sport to what it is today. Sorry that you can't let your cash cow walk away to take care of HIS health. Cuz doctor Dana knows who is mentally fit to compete and everything.

Really, has anyone competed at the top level for as long as GSP in the modern era? Show some god dam respect.

Is it unfortunate that he will leave on such a controversial fight? Of course. But GSP doesn't judge the fights, he went and gave it everything he had and his reward is to be shit on by Dummy White and legions of so called "loyal" fans. He decided on this before the fight, he's not running away from anyone.

I feel like if you are a true GSP fan, just be thankful for the years he's given to the sport and to entertaining us!





This is exactly how I feel
prozacnation1978
11/17/13 10:00:02PM
Gsp doesn't owe us shit.

He has jumped in more than once for the UFC.
When lesnar vs Coleman scratched. He jumped in to fight Fitch for main event.


When serra got hurt. He jumped in on a month notice for a title fight vs Hughes.


FastKnockout
11/17/13 10:22:08PM
I can sorta see what Dana is trying to say, though. When you've dominated for as many years as GSP has it doesn't look good when you start talking about 'stepping' away from the sport after someone finally gives you a decent beating.

BUT, if it's true about GSP not getting sleep and that hedoesn't feel comfortable with his state of mind during day to day life then he should absolutely retire. Health should always comes first no matter what. But GSP has been talking about retirement for his last few fights and it's been for other reasons like losing passion for the sport. This is the first time he's mentioned his mental health.
LooseCannon
11/18/13 4:18:28AM
He owes Johny Hendricks a rematch before he "steps away". Then he can either pass the torch or go out decisively as the best.
40ouncetpkid
11/18/13 4:56:31AM

Posted by FastKnockout

I can sorta see what Dana is trying to say, though. When you've dominated for as many years as GSP has it doesn't look good when you start talking about 'stepping' away from the sport after someone finally gives you a decent beating.

BUT, if it's true about GSP not getting sleep and that hedoesn't feel comfortable with his state of mind during day to day life then he should absolutely retire. Health should always comes first no matter what. But GSP has been talking about retirement for his last few fights and it's been for other reasons like losing passion for the sport. This is the first time he's mentioned his mental health.



I agree with this. He finally gets somebody who pushed him to the brink and argueably beat him and now he wantsto leave? Its shitty.

But at the end of the day he needs to get his head right or he gets KTFO in the rematch or breaks down on some Oliver McCall-Lennox Lewis 2 shit which nobody wants to see.

I dont have a problem with him taking time off but still think itd be shotty to retire from a fans point of few but your right hes foughr hos battles even though I couldnt stand him from the Hardy to the Shields fight when he wasplaying for points, still think Anderson is greater but GSP no doubt will be one of the top3 greatest fighters ever whether he comes back or not. Nothing to be ashamed about there. Will always remember the Fitch, Karo, Hughes, Condit and of course the Hendricks fight. It wasnt always my pleasure but it was something special to see one of the best fighters ever throughout his whole career. Im a big boxing fan so I cheerish the geat fighters til they retire because we will miss them when their done.
mrsmiley
11/18/13 5:20:49AM
I felt Hendricks won the fight,just not the title.
With that being said I hope we at least get to see these 2 fight one more time.
Bubbles
11/18/13 8:04:14AM

Posted by scoozna

I haven't heard Dana's comments...but I know i already agree with the premise that GSP doesn't owe the UFC anything. He's done his part. He's fought his battles.


it was temper tantrum Dana at the post fight presser
Bubbles
11/18/13 8:06:34AM

Posted by LooseCannon

He owes Johny Hendricks a rematch before he "steps away". Then he can either pass the torch or go out decisively as the best.


he owes Hendricks shit all
bjj1605
11/18/13 9:53:02AM

Posted by FastKnockout

I can sorta see what Dana is trying to say, though. When you've dominated for as many years as GSP has it doesn't look good when you start talking about 'stepping' away from the sport after someone finally gives you a decent beating.

BUT, if it's true about GSP not getting sleep and that hedoesn't feel comfortable with his state of mind during day to day life then he should absolutely retire. Health should always comes first no matter what. But GSP has been talking about retirement for his last few fights and it's been for other reasons like losing passion for the sport. This is the first time he's mentioned his mental health.



I think we should assume its true. GSP doesn't seem like the type to lie about that sort of thing. At the press conference, it looked like he was struggling with a desire to spill the beans and explain his personal issues, but I'm glad he didn't. It looked honest to me.

And ya, personal issues affect how you perform. He can't keep up with his training, fighting all these tough guys, if he's got problems sleeping and getting his head straight.

He owes no one anything. It might suck for Hendricks to not get to properly beat him, but sometimes life sucks.
One_Hit_Quit
11/18/13 1:00:04PM
GSP is a grown ass man. Whatever he decides, Dana should respect it.
Webbie
11/18/13 7:51:21PM


Sorry. I found this picture and just had to post it somewhere
KungFuMaster
11/19/13 7:01:30PM
Here is my problem with that...

GSP needs to be clear to the ufc what he means. If GSP needs a year off to sort things out in his personal life, then I would recommend he relinquishes the title. If there is no predetermined date of return, GSP needs to relinquish the title.

You can't leave a sport and then come back and resume where you left off...If he has a physical injury that needs long term recovery, then that is a legitimate reason to retain the title (within the allotted time). Taking a year or more off due to personal reasons should mean he would have to reliquish the title.

If GSP says "I want 6 months off until my next fight, " then I'm sure the ufc and fans will have no problem with it.



jakewalters
11/20/13 5:50:23AM
Sure Dana should pay GSP a little respect... but Dana is a businessman. His business profits GREATLY off GSP being a part of it. What do you expect him to say?
Franklinfan47
11/20/13 6:53:30PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by scoozna

I haven't heard Dana's comments...but I know i already agree with the premise that GSP doesn't owe the UFC anything. He's done his part. He's fought his battles.


it was temper tantrum Dana at the post fight presser



Exactly. Reminded me of a spoiled child who had just lost his favourite toy. Which may actually be a fairly accurate metaphor here.

I get Dana is running a business, but GSPs a human being. You can't just shit on fighters like that for wanting to take care of their health, especially when that fighters given you so many great fights over the years.
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