Georges St-Pierre Confirms He Will Retire If He Comes Back And Loses

Georges St-Pierre

Despite not fighting Michael Bisping this summer for the middleweight belt, Georges St-Pierre still has high hopes for his UFC return, even if it won’t be against the brash English MMA fighter.

Following his reveal on why he can’t return in the UFC anytime soon due to an eye injury, GSP also addressed retirement in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour.

GSP confirmed if he loses in his UFC return he will retire for good.

I don’t think so. I don’t know, I need to talk to UFC and see what’s going to happen, you know? I don’t know. I always said if I come back, it needed to be a fight that excites me, a fight that can elevate me, so we’ll see. Things change in MMA fast, but on other hand, I’m 36. I just turned 36, so I need to make a move soon. When my eye gets fine, I need to make a move and I need to make a move soon. But one thing I can tell you for sure, that I’m one fight from retiring for good. This, I can tell you for sure. If I come back and I lose, this is it for me.

According to GSP, the former UFC welterweight champion doesn’t want to be become a punching bag for the younger generation and wants to retire healthy.

I see a lot of fighters, I don’t want to hang there to become a punching bag for the younger people. I do not believe I’m going to lose. I think I’m at my best, my trainers think I’m at my best. I put a lot on the line, and I know that if I come back, it’s because I believe I’m a much better version than what I was and I want to go back to another shot and rewrite history. But if down the road I lose, I pass the torch, it’s over. It’s finished.

At the moment, St-Pierre is still targeting a fight in November. Apparently, several Madison Square Garden officials proposed a fight in November at MSG during a New York Rangers game earlier this May.

Right away I couldn’t stop thinking about Michael Bisping and I fighting in MSG. For me, that would be the best scenario. I don’t know how it sounds to you and how it sounds to the fans, but I think it would be a nice scenario.

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