Georges St-Pierre retired back in February after a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov failed to come to fruition and several months down the line it appears that the former welterweight and middleweight champion doesn’t have any regrets about hanging up his gloves for good.
“It was on my mind when I retired, I really wanted to do it,” St-Pierre told reporters after UFC On ESPN 5 this past weekend of a potential fighht with Nurmagomedov. “But now, telling you the truth, UFC were clear, they had other plans for Khabib. So I turned a page. I cannot wait for the fight to happen and twiddle my thumb, I have other plans for my life. Being the best fighter in the world is not my number one priority anymore. It used to be, now it’s not. I have family, friends, I have a lot of more important things to do. I have other projects down the road.”
fighter’s have claimed to be retired in the past only to then make a comeback, but the 38-year-old seems to be adamant that he won’t come back.
“I’m always training, I’m always in good shape, I will always be. But competition, for me, it’s a chapter of my life that is over.”