‘Doesn’t Get Me Motivated’- Georges St-Pierre Says MMA Return is Unlikely

Published 02/17/2021, 12:15 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada fights Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest fighters of all time, but many fighters are climbing up the ranks to catch up to him. Khabib Nurmagomedov replicated him by retiring on a 13-fight UFC win streak, while Kamaru Usman is breaking his records in the Welterweight division. Despite all of this, it doesn’t look like GSP will be returning to the Octagon. He told SportsNet the following.

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“Right now it is very less less likely. More than two years ago we tried to make it with Khabib. We were ready to go under these conditions and these terms. The UFC refused. Now more than two years have passed. When you make business, if you wanna buy my car at one price, you cannot come back two years later and say the same price. It doesn’t work like that.”

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GSP then revealed that he can’t seem to motivate himself to return and fight Kamaru Usman. “Time has passed and my life isn’t the same as two years before. The universe has changed and that’s how it works. To go back and give three months of my life to training camp to face Kamaru Usman, it doesn’t get me motivated.”

Georges St-Pierre: Should he return to the Octagon?

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NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 27: UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre (L) battles Dan Hardy (R) during their Welterweight title bout at UFC 111 at the Prudential Center on March 27, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. St-Pierre won by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 of the 5th round. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa, LLC via Getty Images)

The fan in everyone would do anything to see Georges St-Pierre return to the Octagon. There isn’t a bigger fight to headline any UFC card than the return of GSP to take on two fighters who are undefeated in the UFC and are on 13-fight win streaks. Usman broke GSP’s Welterweight win streal, but GSP fought Michael Bisping at Middleweight in his final career bout.

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It is a shame that the UFC didn’t jump on the chance to book Khabib Nurmagomedov against GSP in 2018-19 when GSP allegedly offered it to them. However, it seems he is good with where he is. If he can stay away, keep his legacy intact, and avoid getting more damage, it is a win for everyone.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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