GSP Closes The Door On Potential UFC Return • MMA News
Georges St-Pierre does not intend on making a return to combined martial arts competitors.
St-Pierre was last seen in action back in Nov.2017 He challenged Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. St-Pierre sent Bisping to include the 185- pound gold to his mantle. “Rush” gave up the title one month later on, mentioning health problems. After stopping working to get a bout with UFC light-weight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, St-Pierre revealed his retirement previously this year.
GSP Says He’s Done Fighting For Good
St-Pierre remained in participation at UFC Newark to corner Nasrat Haqparast. GSP informed TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter after Haqparast’s triumph that he’s got strategies outside the Octagon (by means of BJPenn.com).
“It was on my mind when I retired, I really wanted to do it,” St-Pierre stated. “But now, telling you the truth, UFC were clear, they had other plans for Khabib. So I turned a page. I cannot wait for the fight to happen and twiddle my thumb, I have other plans for my life. Being the best fighter in the world is not my number one priority anymore. It used to be, now it’s not. I have family, friends, I have a lot of more important things to do. I have other projects down the road.”
St-Pierre then made it clear that his battling days are over.
“I’m always training, I’m always in good shape, I will always be. But competition, for me, it’s a chapter of my life that is over.”
If St-Pierre does not return, then he’s sure to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame quicker instead of later on. “Rush” ruled the roost at 170 pounds and stays the record holder for a lot of effective successive UFC welterweight title defenses.