Georges St-Pierre Says He’s Done Fighting if he Loses Comeback Fight
By FCF Staff
Georges St-Pierre hasn’t fought since 2013, but if he loses his comeback fight, the former welterweight champ says he’s done fighting for good.
St-Pierre came to terms with the UFC earlier this year on a new deal, opening the door to his long awaited and discussed, Octagon return. Initially, the promotion planned to have him challenge middleweight champ, Michael Bisping. But after St-Pierre revealed he couldn’t fight until November, UFC President Dana White said the company was changing gears. Now that Bisping is also sidelined due to injury, however, it’s not clear what’s next for St-Pierre.
The Canadian star appeared on the latest “MMA Hour” this week, and while discussing what he’ll do if a Bisping bout isn’t tabled, St-Pierre said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“…I need to talk to UFC and see what’s going to happen, you know? I don’t know. I always said if I come back, it needed to be a fight that excites me, a fight that can elevate me, so we’ll see. Things change in MMA fast, but on other hand, I’m 36. I just turned 36, so I need to make a move soon. When my eye gets fine, I need to make a move and I need to make a move soon. But one thing I can tell you for sure, that I’m one fight from retiring for good. This, I can tell you for sure. If I come back and I lose, this is it for me.”
The 36 year-old St-Pierre’s last bout took place in November, 2013, when he earned a tightly contested, split decision win over Johny Hendricks. After the win, GSP announced he was taking a hiatus from fighting.