Long lost Canadian superstar Georges St. Pierre will allegedly announce his retirement tomorrow in a press conference. What’s that you say? The dude already retired before? Twice, actually? Yeah, I know. I’m having a hard time accepting this gesture as real, too.
Regardless, GSP is still some type of star, so this is apparently newsworthy.
Georges St-Pierre, arguably the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time, is set to retire, though lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a last-ditch effort to get St-Pierre to reconsider.
Sources confirmed to ESPN that St-Pierre will announce his retirement at a news conference in Montreal on Thursday morning. RDS, a French-language sports network in Quebec, first reported that St-Pierre would be retiring.
St-Pierre, 37, had hoped to secure a fight against Nurmagomedov later this year, sources said. But as a deal wasn’t materializing, the longtime welterweight champion decided it was time to walk away.
UFC is aware of St-Pierre’s decision and is helping to organize the news conference, sources said.