1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Is GSP being squeezed out of the UFC?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Dramovitch, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Dramovitch Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,929
    Likes Received:
    371
    He says he wants to come back. He wants a big fight. But the UFC isn't giving him anything.

    Bisping was the target, then the UFC tells Bisping not to fight him as it hurts the MW title picture.

    Now GSP wants Woodley, but Diaz is suddenly being pushed for that money fight.

    Is GSP still represented by CA, the competitors to WM (new owners of UFC)? Is that a reason?

    Or is it because he is demanding too much money and UFC wants to put him in his place? GSP needs them more than they need him?

    If you don't like his style you don't have to watch him fight.
    Dana says he doesn't want to fight, but Dana is a compulsive liar and doesn't like GSP (insulted him when he left).

    GSP brings in fans/viewers (according to PPV #s) so whats the problem? Is he being squeezed out?
     
  2. P0rkchop Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    7
    Did I miss something? When did GSP say all these things

    In fact, "GSP did not say these things", KenFlo
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
  3. Toco Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Messages:
    32,611
    Likes Received:
    1
    the ufc isn't giving him anything

    [​IMG]
     
  4. touchedbyjab Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,958
    Likes Received:
    0
    Either wants more money than the UFC is willing to pay him or Dana could he right about him not wanting to come back, and he's just talking about a return for publicity.

    What I think anyway.
     
  5. jonathan274 Firefly Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,569
    Likes Received:
    39
    Really seems like it, sadly.
     
  6. MikeSTL White Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Could have something to do with Reebok
     
  7. MMAViewer Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    156
    How would Dana and Co have and drama or create interesting stuff between fights if they told you their plans all willy nilly. ??
    What would happen to the "big announcements "??
     
  8. Topguntrophey Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    4,053
    Likes Received:
    423
    Sure, why not.
     
  9. capnlarge Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    14,153
    Likes Received:
    836
    How can they squeeze someone out who is retired?
     
  10. chitoortiz Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    15,632
    Likes Received:
    4,032
    I was gonna say this.

    GSP's not coming back with that Reebok deal in place.

    $40 grand to wear Reebok? I"m guessing GSP could bring in 1-2 million in sponsorships. At least.
     
  11. Dana_is_your_GOD Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2016
    Messages:
    10,552
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sara's Room
    Having GSP return and beat a champ and leave is like having a massive orgasm and then castrating yourself. Itll sell some ppvs but then you'll be f'd.
     
  12. V-Money Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,612
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    JUST SCRAP
    I think it's both. GSP said he won't come back unless his manager/agent are taken care of because they're in this together. Dana probably sees this as unrealistic and questions GSP's desire to fight.
     
  13. ALAN PARTRIDGE NO LONGER REGISTERED Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    32,647
    Likes Received:
    859
    Location:
    NO LONGER REGISTERED
    GSP wants Brock and Fedor
     
  14. machidafan99 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2014
    Messages:
    15,467
    Likes Received:
    880
    like brock
     
  15. Vikassi Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    he should stay retired anyway .. good for the UFC in protecting GSP from himself.
     
  16. Dana_is_your_GOD Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2016
    Messages:
    10,552
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sara's Room
    Yeah but he may have fought more if he beat USADA.
     
  17. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    31,237
    Likes Received:
    2,327
    telling Werdum that after a loss he can stay but has to accept a 50% pay cut - from $60k to $30k per - is being squeezed out.

    not giving a guy a title shot on demand after retiring a few years ago for a ton of money....that is not being squeezed out.

    maybe they've decided he's not worth what he's asking. i'm not sure they're wrong.
     
  18. P0rkchop Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    7
    I don't think I could handle GSP popping to USADA

    The UFC has taught me everyone is using in every sport.
     
  19. Sherdog'sOfficialBlackMan African American Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,360
    Likes Received:
    0
    GSP and the UFC want the big money fight...the big money fight is Connor.
     
  20. capnlarge Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    14,153
    Likes Received:
    836
    I love GSP but the Hendricks fight was 3 years ago. He is retired and he's not coming back. Dana has no reason to lie when he says GSP isn't interested in fighting anymore.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.