Report: Georges St-Pierre’s Coach Still Believes Former Champ Will Fight Again
By FCF Staff
Firas Zahabi has relayed in the past that he believes Georges St-Pierre will fight again, and the renowned Tristar coach has repeated that contention in a recent interview.
St-Pierre hasn’t fought now since last November, when he scored a split decision win over Johny Hendricks. Following the bout, the welterweight star announced he was taking a hiatus from fighting, and it remains to be seen if and when he’ll fight again.
In a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour”, here is some of what Zahabi had to say when asked for his opinion, on whether GSP will return (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I think so. I think Georges cannot separate himself from MMA, from martial arts,” Zahabi said. “I don’t think he could. I think it’s carved out a part of his psyche, I think he’s done it since he was so young, I think it’s who he is. It protected him in the school yard, it created him living. I don’t think he could successfully separate himself from MMA.”
Zahabi went on to say that he doesn’t believe the 33 year-old, former champ will fight “until he’s 50 either.”
The 25-2 fighter is recovering from knee surgery he underwent earlier in the year, and Zahabi also said GSP is set to resume training in a couple of weeks.