Former UFC welterweight (77 kg), middleweight (84 kg) champion and considered by many to be one of the greatest fighters of all time, Georges St-Pierre officially announced his retirement from MMA in 2019, but, at this day, lives with questions about a possible return to the sport. Although he apparently has no intention of fighting again, the Canadian admits there are three potential opponents he would be interested in should he decide to return to the Octagon.
At American ‘ESPN’, ‘GSP’ joined in the fun when asked about a possible forced return to the Octagon and, although he repeated that he was happy with the retirement , he named three potential targets he would have in the event of a return. In addition to the now-retired Khabib Nurmagomedov, whom St-Pierre had already expressed interest in facing on previous occasions, the Canadian named Kamaru Usman, current champion of the division in which he shone, and Khamzat Chimaev, a new sensation of the UFC, as desirable rivals.
“If I were to go back and fight these days, the three current fighters I would choose to fight – and I won’t, because I don’t want to go back – but if I were to go back, I would I would like to be the best. So, I would chase the best. Maybe (Kamaru) Usman, (Khamzat) Chimaev and… Khabib, if he was still around. But unfortunately for me, the fans and everyone, it’s not gonna happen Because I quit and didn’t do it, I don’t miss it at all,” ‘GSP’ said.
Considered by many to be the greatest welterweight in history, Georges St-Pierre dominated the UFC division between 2008 and 2013. The Canadian also won the UFC middleweight title in 2017, after being returned from a long hiatus, in what set up his final appearance as a professional, before retiring from the sport some two years later.
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