Georges St-Pierre Coach Isn’t Optimistic About His Return To Octagon

Georges St-Pierre returned to UFC Octagon last November at UFC 217 after almost a four-year of hiatus from the sport of MMA to beat Michael Bisping and score the UFC Middleweight Champion, becoming the fourth fighter in the history of the UFC to be a multi-division champion.

Though, just a month later, GSP vacated the Middleweight title and admitted he is suffering from ulcerative colitis. Now though, many people are wondering if he will return to the sport in the future once more.

Georges St-Pierre’s longtime jiu-jitsu coach John Danaher appeared on Joe Rogan’s MMA Show podcast, said he is not confident that he’ll ever fight again.

“The truth is no one knows [if he will fight again] because it comes down to medical problems,” Danaher said on the “JRE MMA Show” podcast (h/t MMAJunkie). “Georges has got a problem in his stomach. I’m not going to claim to be a medical expert, but it’s one of the most frustrating things Georges has had to deal with because there’s certain parts of the human body that are just out of your control, and the stomach is one of them.”

“There’s things that can happen in your stomach that you can’t control it. Things likes stress seem to make it worse, and the truth is that no one really knows at this point. So, wherever there’s doubt, my instinct is to think: Do you really want to come back Georges? You’ve done [it] all.”

If GSP does return, he’s unlikely to compete at middleweight again, as he had a difficult time keeping his weight up for the training camp. He didn’t seem eager to encourage another comeback, but if it happened St-Pierre would likely return at welterweight.

“Absolutely [he would fight Woodley],” Danaher said. “I think Tyron Woodley’s a great champion. I know he gets a lot of stink and a lot of flack. That kid is very, very talented… Tyron Woodley’s a very, very difficult opponent to beat, because people criticize his style, but people don’t understand the difference between regular fighting and championship fighting. Championship fighting is about winning and losing, and you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to win. That’s the first consideration.”

Tyron Woodley vs GSP would be a super fight that many fans would love to see. We have already seen Woodley campaign hard for the fight to happen. But recently Dana White insisted that Rafael Dos Anjos vs Woodley should happen next.

Do you think we will ever see Georges St-Pierre in the UFC Octagon?

Published on January 16, 2018 at 12:00 am
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