Georges St-Pierre is eager to make a return to the UFC after almost four years out of action, but the former welterweight champion has revealed that if it doesn’t go his way in the Octagon, he could be one-and-done.
“One thing I can tell you for sure is that I’m at one fight for retiring for good, this I can tell you for sure,” St-Pierre told Ariel Helwani on ‘The MMA Hour’ show. “If I come back and I lose, this is it for me. If I come back and I lose, it’s finished.
“I still have a lot of fire,” St-Pierre continued. “I don’t want to hang there and become a punching bag for the younger people. I do not believe I’m going to lose. I think I’m at my best, my trainers think I’m at my best. I put a lot on the line, and I know that if I come back it’s because I’m a much better version than what I was, and I want to go back to another shot and rewrite history. But if down the road I lose, I pass the torch, it’s over, it’s finished.”
At this stage it’s still not clear who St-Pierre will fight when he does set foot back in the Octagon after the UFC nixed his middleweight title fight with Michael Bisping due to the fact he is dealing with an eye injury and wouldn’t be ready to compete until November.
However, St-Pierre confirmed on the show that he still has his sights set on fighting Bisping, and it is known that the champion also remains eager to face him too, so it’s still possible that could happen.