There’s probably nothing more frustrating than a Canadian welterweight champ-turned-middleweight champ who took all your money for a big bout, then left your precious championship belt in the trash bin as he walked out the door.
Well, frustrating if you’re the UFC, that is. Because that’s exactly what happened when they successfully lured Georges St-Pierre out of retirement to take on reigning champ Michael Bisping. And when GSP beat Bisping, the legendary fighter bailed on the organization!
Oh well, that’s just how business goes sometimes. Am I right?
Anyway, St-Pierre has been pretty vague about whether or not he’ll fight again. He even appeared on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” to keep that vagueness going.
While the future Hall of Famer declined to speak of an Octagon return with 100 percent certainty until his medical issues are fully resolved, he did indicate that the option of competing again in the UFC remains something that interests him.
“I need to wait for my condition, to see where my weight will be at and where my health will be at,” St-Pierre said. “I’m still on medication right now, so I can’t fight right now, as we (said), because I’m sure if I go back, even if I start feeling better, if I go back to fighting with the stress and everything, bang, I will probably go right back into it (feeling sick). So I need to wait a little bit, see how it feels. (I need) to be stable for a longer period of time.
“I’ve not closed the door (on my career),” St-Pierre continued. “And also, I will have to think about what weight (I return at), at 185, 170, 155, what would be the weight. I’ve won the title at 170 many times. Doesn’t mean I cannot go back and try to go for the title, but for me, now that I’m at the end of my career, if I do something, it needs to be something that excites me, something that is a win-win situation that can elevate me. I’ve said it many times. I know I repeat myself, but it’s the truth.”