Last week, UFC president Dana White said former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (pictured) would probably never return to the cage.
White stated St-Pierre has plenty of money in the bank, movies to film and is enjoying life without the constraints of training.
Oh, and St-Pierre no longer has the hunger to fight.
Well, it appears everything White said was true. Expect for the fact St-Pierre continues to sharpen his MMA game in the gym, and he’s got the war wounds to prove it.
“He says he’s sure I won’t come back, that’s his opinion,” St-Pierre told the Winnipeg Sun. “I train, I keep myself in shape. I have marks on my body because my body bruises easily and I’m training hard.”
Oh, so you are planning to end your “break from MMA”?
“It doesn’t mean I’m coming back, but it doesn’t mean I’m not coming back. I’m thinking about it,” St-Pierre clarified.
Oh, so “Rush” is still in no rush to resume his illustrious career. Got it…
One thing that White said did hit home with GSP, and it had to do with the hunger issue. The 33-year-old agrees that you have to be wholeheartedly in the fight game, otherwise bad things will happen. For St-Pierre, bad things equates to legacies being tarnished will a haphazard comeback.
“Dana always does what’s good for the business side. I was never angry at him. On the contrary, he had a good reason to say that to come back, you have to be hungry,” St-Pierre said.
St-Pierre voluntarily relinquished his welterweight crown a month after beating Johny Hendricks in November 2013 to “take a break from MMA.” He’s the most decorated UFC champ the division has ever seen with nine consecutive title defenses.