More and more people, like Dana White, seem to believe that Georges St. Pierre’s fighting career could be over, but the former UFC champ still maintains he could return to the Octagon.
A few months ago, White was confident that St. Pierre would make a comeback sometime this year, but more recently, the UFC President admitted he had changed his mind. White said now he was “leaning” against GSP making a comeback, and noted that the star had lots of options other than fighting.
Well, the 33 year-old Canadian recently spoke to the Winnipeg Sun about his future and White’s comments, and was quoted saying:
“He says he’s sure I won’t come back, that’s his opinion,” said St-Pierre. “I train, I keep myself in shape. I have marks on my body because my body bruises easily and I’m training hard.”
“It doesn’t mean I’m coming back, but it doesn’t mean I’m not coming back,” GSP added. “I’m thinking about it.”
So, obviously GSP hasn’t said he’s coming back for sure, but he hasn’t officially retired either. In the interview, St-Pierre referred to UFC plans to fund more extensive drug testing, but he added he won’t fight again, until the system is in place.
GSP hasn’t fought now since November, 2013, when he scored a split decision win over Johny Hendricks. The former champ, who announced his hiatus after recording what was his 12th straight victory, carries a record of 25-2. It will be fascinating to see what he decides to do.
St-Pierre’s buddy and teammate, Rory MacDonald, is scheduled to challenge reigning champ Robbie Lawler on July 11th.