- Georges St-Pierre said he might consider making a combat sports return but not for a title fight
- GSP is happy to be out of his UFC contract
Georges St-Pierre is co-hosting the pulsating Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva PPV event this weekend. Ahead of the bout, the former longtime UFC champion addressed a few important things in his career, including his highly-anticipated MMA return.
Championship days are over
Speaking to Morning Kombat, St-Pierre was asked if he would ever consider taking part in the so-called entertainment era of combat sports. According to “Rush,” he’s not ruling out anything, especially if it’s “well-organized,” and for “a good cause.”
“You never say ‘never’ but my days of proving that I’m the strongest man in the world is done,” St-Pierre explained. “I made peace with it… I might participate at some point to a sporting contest. It could be boxing or maybe grappling. If it’s well-organized for a good cause, why not. It’s entertainment.”
No UFC no problem
St-Pierre is now 41 years old and has not fought professionally since 2017. His last UFC fight was at UFC 217 when he dethroned Michael Bisping as the middleweight champion. Since then, GSP has been constantly linked to a UFC return but nothing concrete progressed to this day.
In a separate interview with MMA Junkie, St-Pierre admitted that he’s “glad” to have officially ended his ties with the UFC, and found new passion in co-promoting fights in the entertainment era of combat sports.
“I’m glad that I’m free. I can do whatever I want… I just enjoy being here as a promoter but I’m healthy, which is the most important [thing]. And wealthy, [so] I don’t need to do it.
When quizzed about his return, St-Pierre doubled down on his stance and concluded:
“I could do something but it needs to be something well-organized… something that the risk of injuries are minimum. Not something too crazy because my days of competing is over.”
St-Pierre will be actively taking part in the Paul vs. Silva fight this weekend at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.