As thousands throughout the MMA world continue to wonder whether Georges St-Pierre will ever throw down in the Octagon again, the star’s former manager says he will, at least one more time.
Recently GSP has relayed that he believes he could “still be on top“, and the UFC is taking more steps to curb PED use– as the Canadian wishes–but he still hasn’t committed to fighting again. Before you know it, two years will have passed since GSP decision Johny Hendricks in November, 2013, and announced he was taking a hiatus from fighting.
Well, St-Pierre’s former manager, Stephane Patry, recently appeared on “The MMA Hour”. While discussing whether the former welterweight champ will launch a comeback, Patry reportedly stated (quotes via MMA Fighting.com):
“Georges is going to come back for one fight,” Patry said. “I can’t say he’s going to come back and go on a title run and do 10 fights, but I know for sure he’s going to come back for one fight.”
“It’s one of those things where, Georges got injured, which is something that wasn’t expected, and Anderson Silva got caught with steroids, so I mean, there’s a lot of things that have happened in the past few months that can change the scenario a little bit,” Patry said. “But I know that Georges has the will, and he wants one more fight. He doesn’t want to leave the sport with that fight with [Johny] Hendricks, I know that for a fact.”
Interesting no? Now, lots of people have argued that GSP has no reason to return, since he’s made a lot of cash and went out on top, but perhaps he does want to go out with a better performance? Patry did add that GSP wants to “make history” with the bout, and cited Anderson Silva, before noting it remains to be seen what goes down between the latter and the Nevada Commission.
Then again, this could just be Patry’s take on the situation, or GSP could change his mind. We won’t really know until we hear it from the Tristar fighter himself.
It will also be interesting to see what the welterweight title landscape looks like if St-Pierre decides to come back. His buddy and teammate Rory MacDonald is scheduled to fight Robbie Lawler on July 11th, and if he wins, that would likely mean GSP won’t be looking to enter the title shot run.
If St-Pierre does come back, that fight is going to move some serious tickets and PPV buys.