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Old 10-09-2020, 12:29 AM #1
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Default St-Pierre still undecided on comeback, reveals conditions required to fight Khabib

Georges St-Pierre may be retired, but that doesnt mean hes given up on fighting again.

The former welterweight and middleweight UFC champion hasnt competed for nearly three years after calling it a career in 2017. But he continues to train as if he will eventually make a return to action.

At 39, the Canadian superstar knows that time waits for no one, and thats apparently a driving force behind the motivation hes feeling about a potential comeback.

Why step back in, but why not step back in? St-Pierre told TSN on Wednesday. We only live once. So thats the question that Im facing now. If I have an opportunity to do it and all the stars are aligned and I dont do it. Ive still got it. I would say Im still in my best years. Will I regret when I reach 50 years old? Will I tell myself I wish I had done that and I did not do that.

It was an opportunity of a lifetime to fight a guy [in Khabib Nurmagomedov] whos undefeated, whos never been beat and I could have been the first. I dont know. Sometimes I feel like, now with COVID the situation is different, but when I train, I still get it. Im very confident. If you would ask right during training or before training, hey would you like to fight again? I would be like yeah, lets do it. Im down. Then after I go home and everything, after a hot shower then you go home, things calm down and the adrenaline calms down and you ask me would you like to fight and Im like I dont know, Im not sure about it. Im good where I am. Im comfortable. Im satisfied. Satisfaction for an athlete is the death. Youre done. Youre finished when youre satisfied.

Prior to his retirement, St-Pierre had attempted to book a fight against Nurmagomedov, who is the defending UFC lightweight champion. The conversation with the promotion never seemed to go very far, however, which ultimately led to him making the decision to hang up his gloves.

As of now, he admits that it would take a lot for him to decide to fight again, but St-Pierre is still leaving the door open if the opportunity to face Nurmagomedov came back around again.

In order to come back, Im in the mental state where Im not sure, St-Pierre said. The stars would need to be all aligned perfectly. More than two years ago, its already almost three years, we tried to make the fight with Khabib. I wanted to go all in. I was ready for it. Anything goes. I was all in. Now things have changed. Three years have gone by, COVID and all that, I kind of let go of the idea of coming back to fight. You know what I mean?

So I would need to put me back in a different warrior mode. Cause when I fight, my brain doesnt function the same way than when Im in normal life. Maybe its because of my obsessive compulsive thing that Im so focused on it like nothing else matters. Im only focused on one thing and its to win and what I need to do to win. I need to achieve it and do it at all costs. I need to rewire myself if I get to fight again.

One of the biggest obstacles that kept St-Pierre from landing the fight with Nurmagomedov the first time around was the UFCs unwillingness to book him in a lightweight title bout knowing that even with a win, he would likely vacate the belt and retire again.

That would undoubtedly create chaos in the 155-pound division, but St-Pierre might have the perfect solution. While hes said that getting down to lightweight is possible, he could see a catchweight scenario where both he and Nurmagomedov are forced to sacrifice something in order to level the playing field.

Theres a lot of infrastructure problems in the weight class, St-Pierre explained. Hes fighting at 155. I know I can go at 155, but the problem is now Im 39. Three years have passed [since my last fight]. I havent cut weight for a long time. If I go down to 155, my performance will be compromised. I know Khabib is the same size as me, hes maybe bigger than me when hes off season. I never got up to 200 [pounds]. Im at 185. So that turns to his advantage if we cut more weight, hes able to bounce back more than I am. Hes used to it.

Ive never been a fan of cutting weight. Even when I was a welterweight, I was 185. Most guys are much bigger than 185. But thats one of the things in the principles of the art of war. Know the terrain. I dont know. Ive never fought at 155. He knows. I believe to make it fair we need to fight in a place where weve never been, both of us. That would have to be a condition to me coming back if it happens.

UFC President Dana White has largely discounted high-profile catchweight bouts in the past, so its not likely he would suddenly change his mind. But then again, he appeared more open to the potential St-Pierre vs. Nurmagomedov fight in recent months than at any other time in the past.

It remains to be seen if the promotion will actually attempt to secure St-Pierres services for a return or not. As for Nurmagomedov, hes preparing for a lightweight title fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Oct. 24.
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Old 10-09-2020, 12:54 AM #2
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Dont see it coming off.Didnt he screw over white by retiring after the last fight when he won the tittle.
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:53 AM #3
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Tired of this guy. Waited a decade until a beatable enough fighter held the MW belt, now wants to face a LW. Face a top 5 WW, if you win challenge Usman. Otherwise hope he stays retired
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Old 10-12-2020, 02:23 AM #4
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Tired of this guy. Waited a decade until a beatable enough fighter held the MW belt, now wants to face a LW. Face a top 5 WW, if you win challenge Usman. Otherwise hope he stays retired
Yeah I agree. Sounds like he just wants a win over another big name. He's been gone too long, so he should stay retired to avoid tarnishing his legacy.
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Old 10-12-2020, 05:45 PM #5
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Tired of this guy. Waited a decade until a beatable enough fighter held the MW belt, now wants to face a LW. Face a top 5 WW, if you win challenge Usman. Otherwise hope he stays retired
No one else could beat Bisping at that point. I get it, Mikey held out for his huge payday, too. But what Georges accomplished was phenomenal.

I would love to see these guys fight. I really don't think there's any reason for Khabib to demand anything below Welterweight. Of course he's never fought there, but he'll have no problem filling out at that weight. Look at Burns, he IMPROVED when he moved up. And since St. Pierre is 40 and has been out of the game for so long, it's absurd to ask him to cut down to a weight class where he has never competed before.
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Yeah I agree. Sounds like he just wants a win over another big name. He's been gone too long, so he should stay retired to avoid tarnishing his legacy.
He'll Khabib. And it'll be glorious. I wanna see him kick that ******'s head into the empty audience seating.
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:17 PM #7
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GSP should stay retired at this point he’s got nothing to prove and he been out to long to legit fight a monster like Khabib.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:56 AM #8
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GSP should stay retired at this point hes got nothing to prove and he been out to long to legit fight a monster like Khabib.
Plus Khabib doesn't need the fight either. He needs to win this next fight against Gaethje and then to beat Ferguson to cement his legacy as the top lightweight.
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:48 AM #9
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He'll be 40 in May and Khabib would destroy him.
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GSP is lying about the weight. He got up to 205 in his prime. I think it was before Hendricks or Condit, he was 205 in-between the lead up to those fights.

But yeah, GSP doesn't need to be fighting anymore. Certainly not at 155. Has he even competed at 155?
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