Joe Rogan thinks it is time for Georges St Pierre to retire.
The veteran commentator called the action at UFC 167 and also conduced the post-fight interview following St Pierre’s winning of a controversial split-decision over Johny Hendricks.
Rogan told The Opie & Anthony Show that he thinks St Pierre is showing signs of brain damage from his fighting career.
“I think Georges should retire. One of the reasons I think Georges should retire is he was on my podcast and he was talking about being abducted by aliens,” he says.
“I was going, 'You think you've been abducted by aliens?' He starts talking about missing time. He started talking about driving his car and all of a sudden he's at home and he has no idea he got there. I think it's head kicks [making him forget things]."
"That fight [with Hendricks], he had some serious memory loss. I think he's taken too many shots. An interesting statistic is that Georges has taken more punches and kicks in the last three fights than any of his fights, ever.
“In fact, 50% of the shots he's taken his entire career were in the last three fights. I think he should get out. I know the UFC probably doesn't want to hear me say that. I know that could be a huge rematch."
"I think they should just give Johny Hendricks the belt. I think Johny Hendricks won that fight. I think there's real problems with judging and I don't think there should be a way for a guy to win a fight, but yet lose a fight.”
The UFC is currently putting heavy pressure on St Pierre to fight a rematch with Hendricks and forget his idea of “taking time away” from the sport. According to the latest from UFC president Dana White, things are “on track” for the rematch to happen.
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