Montreal Canadiens: Brandon Prust tweets UFC President Dana White about GSP’s health

Twitter is by far the best place to find noteworthy famous people engaging in conversation with each other. Last night, Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust and UFC President Dana White briefly interacted concerning reaction to GSP’s controversial victory in the Octagon and subsequent fallout which included the champ’s decision to leave the sport for a while.

Prust’s comments come on the heels of a post-fight rant by White after GSP’s scrutinized victory in the Octagon – a decision many feel he did not deserve. Immediately after the judges had un-popularly awarded defending champion Georges St. Pierre winner, the native of Quebec professed a desire to leave the sport for a while. Here is what St. Pierre said to post-fight interviewer Joe Rogan :

“I have a bunch of stuff in my life happening. I have to hang up my gloves for a bit. I have to go away for a little bit at least. That’s all I can say right now.”

GSP quote courtesy of Sportsnet.ca article about UFC 167. Read full article here

White faces critics for his reaction to St. Pierre’s decision to take some time away from the sport. Here are the words of UFC President Dana White after Saturday night’s epic:

“You don’t just say ‘Hey. I’m going to take a while off and maybe I’ll be back, maybe I won’t.’ You owe it to the fans, you owe it to that belt, you owe it to this company (the UFC) and you owe it to Johny Hendricks to give him that opportunity to fight again. Unless you’re going to retire.”

Dana White quote courtesy of the Toronto Star. Read full article here.

White replied to Prust’s tweet:

Prust told reporters today that he would be happy to further discuss his brief chat with White, claiming the UFC president was being “disrespectful.”

The National Hockey League is no stranger to concussion and head injuries. In fact, the league has taken steps in recent seasons to prevent such incidents from occurring by banning body-checks in which the principal point of contact is a player’s head, as well as, allotting a penalty to any player who removes his helmet in a fight.