Welterweight G.O.A.T. Georges St-Pierre dropped the belt, took off a number of years off, and returned to take the middleweight title from Michael Bisping. Then he dropped that belt, and has been shrinking in measurement, resulting in widespread rumors that he plans a drop to light-weight to problem the winner of present champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. previous champ Conor McGregor.
Nonetheless, in an interview with Canada’s SportsNet, GSP stated he by no means stated he’s dropping to light-weight. However he by no means stated he isn’t, both.
“I didn’t say I used to be going to do it,” stated St-Pierre, at an look to publicize his partnership with the California-based aquatic coaching firm Hydrorevolution. “Folks headlined me the improper means, to promote articles. That’s the society we dwell in.”
“I don’t wish to signal a contract for a struggle proper now. I don’t wish to say I’m going to decide to one thing. The minute I do it, the psychological warfare begins.”
“I wish to come again for an excellent struggle. I wish to come again for a struggle that I can win, that I can achieve one thing by way of legacy. Not solely cash, however by way of legacy. As a result of I’ve much more to lose than to win.”
“For my struggle with Michael Bisping, I used to be making an attempt to placed on weight however I did it the improper means. I ate a loopy quantity of meals. I nearly threw up generally … with the stress and every little thing it overused my digestive system. Though I used to be obsessive about making an attempt to achieve weight, I shouldn’t have completed it.”
UFC president Dana White stated GSP vs. the winner of Khabib vs. Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 was “in all probability not going to occur.” And White stated in June that GSP was retired.
“Dana White stated I used to be completed earlier than my final struggle with Michael Bisping,” stated St-Pierre. “He does what he does finest for his pursuits, and I do what’s finest for mine.”
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