Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre weighed in on Dana White’s private island. GSP also revealed whether he would consider fighting over there.
Despite a global pandemic, the UFC tried to put together a fight card (UFC 249) on April 18. However, the plans were foiled when the Governor of California contacted ESPN and Disney regarding the event. Left with no option, Dana White decided to pull the plug on the card.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani, UFC legend Georges St-Pierre revealed his perspective on the situation.
The Canadian believes that there are two ways to look at the scenario. One where the UFC is being irresponsible and breaking the laws of isolation. While the other considers the entertainment aspect of the game and amusing the people stuck at home. The arguments from both sides are strong. But, GSP is unsure whether it is truly possible to conduct fights on an island without breaking any law.
Georges is quite successful in his career. He has made enough money to live a wealthy life. His last fight in the UFC was against Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. As of now, GSP is content with his career and has no intention of returning to the sport. Based on his previous statements, he will only return to the octagon if the price is right. And if it is a legacy fight. However, he believes that 18 years ago, it would have been a different story.
When asked whether he would fight amidst a global pandemic ‘Rush’ said:
“Right now, No! Because I’m wealthy and I’m healthy. But if you go back 18 years ago or in the old days where I didn’t have a lot of money, I would have done anything to be world champion, anything my friend….I would have probably done it blindly without thinking of the consequences.” GSP told Helwani.
Furthermore, he stated that there are no advantages or disadvantages of fighting on an island; both opponents are in the same position as each other. And none of them has the opportunity to acclimatize to the environment.
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