George St-Pierre addresses potential comeback rumours.
Georges St-Pierre has made it clear that he won’t be a part of UFC CEO Dana White’s plans for 2024. White’s announcement regarding a superfight next year has given rise to speculations about St-Pierre’s involvement. However, the former dual champion has categorically denied these rumours. Having maintained excellent physical fitness since his retirement in 2017, St-Pierre’s refusal to participate in White’s plans is final and non-negotiable.
St-Pierre was all set to square off against old rival Nick Diaz in a grappling match at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational in Las Vegas, but an injury forced him to withdraw. Despite this setback, he was there in person to provide expert commentary on the event. While he may not be able to fight right now, St-Pierre is eager to get back to grappling as soon as he fully recovers from his shoulder injury. With his skill and experience, he’s sure to make a triumphant return to the sport he loves.
UFC Star George St-Pierre Comeback to MMA?
Georges St-Pierre made history in November 2017 by becoming the fourth two-division champion in the UFC’s history. After being away for four years, he returned to the octagon and defeated Michael Bisping to become the new 185-pound titleholder. The middleweight title bout was the main event of the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden, New York. The fight was intense, and St-Pierre secured a rear-naked choke to win the fight.
The epic battle between Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre is still a hot topic among fans. Their heated rivalry leading up to the fight added a movie-like drama to the whole event, making it an unforgettable moment in the history of welterweight title bouts. Nick Diaz’s famous call-out of ‘Rush’ after defeating B.J. Penn at UFC 137 was a defining moment that showcased his passion and determination. It’s no wonder that this epic matchup is still talked about today.
Earlier this year, Rumors of a possible social media battle between tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg had stirred excitement in the combat sports community. In response to this buzz, UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre offered to train Musk for the potential event. In a tweet expressing his admiration for Musk, GSP proposed his services as a trainer. Musk was thrilled to accept GSP’s offer.
If George St-Pierre was to comeback, fans are eager for Nick Diaz to be the man that stands in-front of him.
St-Pierre’s Opinion on the Superfight Speculations
Georges St-Pierre shared his thoughts on the matter during a media interview for the event.“Absolutely not. I promise you, I always told myself that I will not fight in the cage after the age of 40.” stating how serious the retirement was for his legacy he assured not entering the cage again.
When asked about the grappling Pierre further said: “I’m extremely competitive, and sometimes I forget that I’m 42, and I don’t give myself enough rest, and that’s why I think I partially tore my labrum, my subscap, and my rotator cuff,” “But my shoulder is getting better, and we’ll see how it goes.”
As the GSP remains resolute in his retirement from the UFC, fans eagerly await his return to grappling, showcasing his enduring passion for the sport and leaving a legacy that transcends the octagon.
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