Georges St. Pierre is putting his time away from the Octagon to good use as he’s announced that he’ll be hosting a new documentary about Dinosaurs called ‘The Boneyard’ for the History Channel in Canada.
It might seem a bit random that GSP would appear in a show that’s got nothing to do with fighting, but the 34 year-old former welterweight champion claims that he has a genuine passion for Dinosaurs.
“I don’t really watch sports,” GSP confessed in an interview with ESPN. “I watch the Canadian version of the Discovery Channel. Ask me a question about the Jurassic period or the Cretaceous period and I probably could answer it.
“Seriously, I’m into paleontology. That’s the study of prehistoric life. I’m into philosophy. And psychology, too. Ask me a question about the Jurassic period or the Cretaceous period and I probably could answer it. Seriously, I’m into paleontology. That’s the study of prehistoric life.”
On his new two-part, hour-long History Channel show will make like a modern-day Indiana Jones as he travels to locations like Alabama, South Dakota and Patagonia in search of dinosaur bones and to learn more about the dangerous beasts that walked the earth millions of years ago.
It sounds like he’s having a good time away from the Octagon, though there was a sign that perhaps the Canadian star was considering a return to the UFC recently when he showed up to watch Conor McGregor’s fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
As yet he’s still not committed to fighting again though, and in the mean time he’s more than happy to pursue his other interests.
“When I train, I love to take time off and fly to the Natural History Museum or an exhibition. I just love that,” St. Pierre said. “When you know your past, it will help you with your future.”
‘The Boneyard’ with Georges St. Pierre premiere’s on the History Canada on April 14th at 9pm ET.