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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Report: GSP Says Motivation to Fight Was Declining Before Facing Johny Hendricks

St. Pierre (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

As Georges St-Pierre gets set to corner teammate Francis Carmont at UFC Fight Night 41 this weekend, the former welterweight champ has admitted he’s not considering a comeback yet.

Not long after GSP narrowly defeated Johny Hendricks by split decision at UFC 167 in November, the renowned fighter announced he was taking a break from fighting. While speaking to Ground and Pound TV in Germany, here is what St-Pierre had to say when asked if he has the itch to fight again:

“Not yet. I’m going to tell you the truth. I’ve been doing this a long time. Since I was 19 years old; I’m 33 now. When I fought Condit I was very hungry. I was very happy to be there. I wanted to do it a lot. (Nick) Diaz a little bit less, and the last training camp I had, (Johny) Hendricks, I didn’t have the same motivation. So it went down, and I need to get back to that feeling of hungriness, I need to get the motivation back.”

St-Pierre went on to add that he needs to “fix some different things in his life” to make it “better”, and then, “maybe” he’ll return to action.

The 25-2 fighter also relayed that the rehab for his surgically repaired left knee is going well, and that he’ll have two “good knees” from here on out.


posted by FCF Staff @ 3:23 pm
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