June 7, 2023

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“GSP” will never return to the Octagon

"GSP" will never return to the Octagon

Almost five years after his last fight, Georges St-Pierre is enjoying perfect happiness.

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On Monday, in an interview with Jean-Charles Lajoie on TVA Sports, the former fighter said he has turned the page on the possibility of returning to competition.

“I’ve been out of contract with the UFC for a year now. I’m free as the wind, but that doesn’t mean I want to fight back. My days of proving that I’m the strongest man alive are over. I love being involved in the sport. You never know, but to compete in a serious combat sport And to take a risk, it’s not. I’m done. To compete in the entertainment business, I don’t know. It has to be very well organized and limit the risk of injury.

As he talked about entertainment, Quebecer hinted at the possibility of televised analysis of the fight between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva. “GSP” does not completely rule out the idea of ​​participating in such an event one day if conditions are good and everything is safe.

“It is a new form of entertainment. A lot of MMA fighters are getting into boxing. It’s hard for them, because boxing is only 10% of what they’re working on in training. So there are 90% of the weapons they can’t use in a boxing match. It’s fun and I think it’s a really good show.”

When asked if Silva’s appearance in action this weekend would allow him to return to the Octagon and give fans the fight they’ve long dreamed of, St-Pierre was skeptical.

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