Breaking: Georges St-Pierre Officially Retired From MMA

It Seems Georges St-Pierre Has Officially Ended His MMA Career!

Yesterday former middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre said he’d officially announce his retirement from the world of mixed martial arts (at today’s press conference) after failing to come to terms for a super fight against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Khabib Nurmagomedov did his best to delay St-Pierre’s retirement, and called for the fight in November.

St-Pierre responds to Khabib’s message, stating ‘unfortunately it’s not up to us.’ Despite the French-Canadian respect Nurmagomedov’s idea, the response was far from optimistic.

 Just spoke to GSP. He didn’t want to go into too much details. I asked about @TeamKhabib‘s message and he said: “I saw what Khabib wrote, and I appreciate it very much. Unfortunately, these decisions aren’t up to us. I will address everything at the press conference tomorrow.”

The French-Canadian superstar took part at a press conference inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec Canada, where he officially announced the end of his UFC career.

“There’s no tears. I’m very happy to do it,” St-Pierre said in the English portion of his retirement message. “In combat sports you should retire on top, that’s what I’m going to do. I’m happy I have the discipline to do it.”

Georges St-Pierre explained why the fight versus Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t come to fruition.

“Khabib wanted it, I wanted it, but the UFC had other plans.”

“Physically I’m at the top of my game, but the hunger is not the same,” St-Pierre said, explaining that he doesn’t have the motivation to return for multiple fights. “I wish Khabib the best of luck. I think he’s the best fighter right now. I can’t wait to watch his next fight.”

Georges St-Pierre spent a lot of time thanking people who helped him get to the top, including managers and coaches. He mentioned the Brazilian submission expert Royce Gracie as a fighter who inspired him, but also thanked his other sports idols – a hockey player Wayne Gretzky and a kickboxer Jean Yves Theriault.

Georges St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) was the UFC Welterweight title for the longest period of time. He defeated BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, Josh Koscheck, and many other legends.

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