‘I Don’t Need to Do It’- Georges St-Pierre Shuts Down Kamaru Usman’s Offer for a Dream Fight

Published 02/15/2021, 11:48 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada prepares to enter the Octagon prior to facing Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


With his win at UFC 258, Kamaru Usman stamped his name amongst the greatest welterweights of all time. While he may not be the consensus greatest to ever to do it at welterweight, he is surely on the right track. At UFC 258, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ set a record for the most consecutive wins at welterweight (13) surpassing none other than Georges St-Pierre. Therefore, it is only natural that fans and pundits alike started comparing the two individuals to see who has had the better reign. 

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Although Usman is miles away from ‘GSP in terms of achievements in the welterweight division, he is only 33 and has a lot of time left in the sport to break multiple records set by ‘GSP’

Read: Numbers prove why Georges-St Pierre is still way ahead of Kamaru Usman in welterweight GOAT debate 

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Georges St-Pierre reveals the only time he was offered a fight by the UFC was two years ago.

While talking on a recent podcast, he discussed returning to the octagon to potentially face Nurmagomedov or Usman. The Canadian fighter said, “If I try to come back for a fight with Kamaru Usman, I would have to literally leave the country…. I would have to bring my coaches somewhere, find a base camp. Fly in some training partners because you know it is Kamaru Usman…. So just that, leave my home, leave my family, my place I am very reluctant to do it.”

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)

The former champion continued, “I don’t need to do it. I am healthy, I’ wealthy. It’s not appealing to me to lose three months of my life, of stress and everything for trying to get a win over Kamaru Usman. And as time passes by its getting less and less appealing. I don’t think there is anyone now that will make me come back.”

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Given how dominant ‘GSP’ was, it is only natural to wonder how he would stack up against fighters who are dominating today. There has been a lot of talk about him potentially facing ‘The Eagle’, but there have been no concrete reports on that front. 

With every interview, it looks less likely that ‘GSP’ will return, no matter the opponent and money offered to him. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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