Georges St-Pierre, a former two-division champion’s coach Firas Zahabi has given an update for his return.
Georges St-Pierre came after four years of hiatus and conquered another UFC gold, scoring a middleweight title by submitting Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in early November.
The Canadian star GSP vacated the title just 31 days later, citing health reasons. St-Pierre’s future in MMA is currently up in the air due to an ongoing bout of Colitis. Many are expecting him to return to the welterweight class, which he ruled for five years before relinquishing the title in December 2013.
Coach Zahabi recently spoke with Fight Hub TV, gave an update that GSP isn’t done fighting yet.
“[Georges is] fantastic,” said Zahabi (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting). “He’s doing great. I honestly don’t bother him about [when he will fight again] because I know everybody is always asking him about it, 24 hours a day. When I see him, I don’t talk about the next fight. We don’t talk about it. We know each other. I know what he’s thinking, he’s knows what I’m thinking and we leave it at that.
“I think, personally, that he’s going to fight again. He doesn’t know. Nobody knows but I think that he’s just so hyper-competitive that eventually he’s gonna wake up one day and be like, ‘I need a challenge.’ I just think that’s the person he is. That’s how I see him but we’ll have to wait and see.”
“I have no idea [how long he’ll be out].” said Zahabi. “I think he’s out for at least a year or two. I don’t know. We all love Georges but he’s put in so many years, he’s put in so many bouts, I don’t think it’s fair to ask him for more.”
To remind you, St-Pierre is widely considered to be one of the greatest fighters of all time and one of the most decorated fighters in UFC history as well he was only the fourth man to win belts in two weight classes.
There was a speculation that, St-Pierre was once interested in a bout with Conor Mcgregor, but later UFC president Dana White shot down the rumors, and it never comes to fruition.
The chances or St-Pierre fighting Conor McGregor in the near future are very narrow due to the fact the latter has yet to defend his lightweight belt, which he claimed in November 2016.
Fight fans would be more than happy to see GSP to return to UFC octagon sooner or later.