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Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016

Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t “See Anything Good” in Third Bout With BJ Penn

GSP hitting Johny Hendricks (photo via UFC/ ZUFFA)

By FCF Staff

BJ Penn is the latest fighter who’s campaigning to fight Georges St-Pierre in his return bout, but clearly the latter isn’t interested in facing the legend again.

St-Pierre recently announced that he wants to return to the UFC, and that he has entered USADA’s drug testing program. The fighter’s management is in negotiations with the UFC, and if a new deal can be reached, GSP could return before the end of the year.

Recently Penn tweeted that if St-Pierre can make 155, then he would “love the opportunity” to fight him in New York City, on November 12th. St-Pierre and Penn have fought two times before. In their 2006 meeting, GSP narrowly won via split decision. But, in their 2009 rematch, St-Pierre controlled the fight and Penn’s corner prevented him from coming out for the fifth and final round.

Recently St-Pierre spoke to MMA Fighting.com, and the former welterweight champ had this to say about Penn’s proposal:

“I fought him two times and for me I don’t see any good for me to come back and fight him,” St-Pierre said. “I don’t see anything good that I can gain from it. A lot of fighters that challenge me, that’s what it is. I don’t see the point in fighting them. I want to have a fight that people want to see me fight in, something that if I win, it would elevate me. If I fight against B.J. right now — he’s an amazing fighter — if I win, I don’t elevate myself more. If B.J. wins on the other hand, now it elevates him.”

The 35 year-old St-Pierre has expressed an interest in fighting Tyron Woodley, Nick Diaz or Demian Maia in his return bout.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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