Georges St-Pierre Thinks He’d Still Be The Best If He Returned To Fighting

Georges St-PierreFormer two-weight UFC champion Georges St-Pierre is confident he would still be one of the best fighters on the planet if he decided to return to the sport of MMA. ‘GSP’ first retired in 2013 after picking up a controversial victory over Johny Hendricks. He returned to take on middleweight champion Michael Bisping almost four […]

Georges St-Pierre

Former two-weight UFC champion Georges St-Pierre is confident he would still be one of the best fighters on the planet if he decided to return to the sport of MMA. ‘GSP’ first retired in 2013 after picking up a controversial victory over Johny Hendricks. He returned to take on middleweight champion Michael Bisping almost four years later – picking up an impressive win and a second UFC belt before once again walking away from the sport.

Speaking to South China Morning Post, St-Pierre stated his belief that he is still more than capable of fighting and if he chose to do so he would still be the best fighter in the game, he said.

“I retired not because I can’t fight any more…I could fight again if I wanted to and I believe I could probably be one of the best, maybe the best.”

Any fans reading this are hopefully not too excited as the Canadian went on to say he is unlikely to make a comeback as he struggled to cope with the stress of fighting, he said.

“I stopped because of the stress. It was an unbearable feeling for me, so I never enjoyed it, the moment of competing and fighting. That’s something that, a little bit, I regret. I should have enjoyed it more.

“Yeah you never say never but for me right now I am very satisfied with what I have done and I believe in an extreme sport like MMA that when you are satisfied then it’s the end.”

St-Pierre is right to be satisfied with his accomplishments. The 39-year-old has done it all and it was announced during UFC 249 he would enter the Hall of Fame later this year, something he takes great pride in.

“I really believe that once you are a champion, you are always a champion,” says St-Pierre. “To be a Hall of Famer is a great honour. You’re in a different zone now, you’re among the elite. And for me to be among the elite in the sport of mixed martial arts, it’s the greatest honour.”

Do you think George St-Pierre could still compete at the top level of MMA?

GSP Regrets Not Enjoying UFC Run As Much As He Would’ve Liked

Georges St-Pierre admits he didn’t take the time to soak it all in during his stellar UFC run. St-Pierre is set to be inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame in July. “Rush” has been considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all t…

Georges St-Pierre admits he didn’t take the time to soak it all in during his stellar UFC run. St-Pierre is set to be inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame in July. “Rush” has been considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time and he even tops the list for some. […]

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Watch Georges St-Pierre’s First Reaction To UFC Hall Of Fame Induction (Video)

St-PierreFor many, it was only a matter of time until Georges St-Pierre was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. However, it took him completely by surprise. The news was announced during the UFC 249 broadcast this past weekend as the former welterweight king headlines the class of 2020. “Georges St-Pierre is a pioneer of […]

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For many, it was only a matter of time until Georges St-Pierre was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. However, it took him completely by surprise.

The news was announced during the UFC 249 broadcast this past weekend as the former welterweight king headlines the class of 2020.

“Georges St-Pierre is a pioneer of Canadian MMA who helped build the sport globally,” UFC president Dana White said. “He is the most famous athlete to ever come out of Canada and one of the greatest martial artists of all-time. We’re proud to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2020.”

White also happened to call St-Pierre seemingly after the announcement and the latter’s initial reaction to the news was shared by the promotion.

You can watch it below:

St-Pierre The GOAT?

St-Pierre, for many, is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time and is undoubtedly the greatest welterweight champion of all time.

He notably joined the likes of Randy Couture, BJ Penn and Conor McGregor by becoming just the fourth two-weight champion in the promotion after he returned in 2017 and defeated Michael Bisping to become the middleweight champion.

“Rush” was hoping to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a super fight last year. However, it never came to fruition with pushback from the UFC, which ultimately led to St-Pierre officially announcing his retirement.

What do you think of GSP getting inducted? Is he the GOAT of MMA?

Georges St-Pierre Reacts To UFC Hall Of Fame Induction

Georges St-Pierre has responded to being inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame. During the UFC 249 broadcast last night (May 9), it was announced that St-Pierre will headline the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2020. St-Pierre is regarded by many as the greatest …

Georges St-Pierre has responded to being inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame. During the UFC 249 broadcast last night (May 9), it was announced that St-Pierre will headline the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2020. St-Pierre is regarded by many as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. This July, he will […]

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Georges “Rush” St-Pierre Joins Hall of Fame Class Of 2020

George St-PierreDuring today’s UFC 249 broadcast the UFC announced the induction former Welterweight and Middleweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre to the UFC Hall of Fame’s modern wing as a member of the class of 2020.  St-Pierre will join a slew of veterans the likes of Forrest Griffin (2013), BJ Penn (2015), Uriah Faber (2017), Ronda Rousey […]

George St-Pierre

During today’s UFC 249 broadcast the UFC announced the induction former Welterweight and Middleweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre to the UFC Hall of Fame’s modern wing as a member of the class of 2020. 

St-Pierre will join a slew of veterans the likes of Forrest Griffin (2013), BJ Penn (2015), Uriah Faber (2017), Ronda Rousey (2018), Michael Bisping (2019) and Rashad Evans (2019) as part of the modern era category inside the hall of fame.

UFC president Dana White shared some words on the new addition.

“Georges St-Pierre is a pioneer of Canadian MMA who helped build the sport globally, He is the most famous athlete to ever come out of Canada and one of the greatest martial artists of all-time. We’re proud to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2020.”

The retired veteran would compete in 28 fights during his 17 years of competition, eventually hanging up the gloves with a record of 26-2. During this run St-Pierre would fight himself accumulating records including, (13) tied for 2nd most consecutive wins in UFC history, (13) 2nd most title fight wins in UFC history, (2591) Most Strikes landed in UFC history, (90) Most takedowns in UFC history and (461) Most significant ground strikes landed in UFC history.

St-Pierre would not only find his achievements inside the octagon, the Canadian would also receive awards outside the octagon including Black Belt Magazine’s MMA Fighter of the Year (2008), 3 time Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the year (2008-2010), Sports illustrated Fighter of the Year (2009), World MMA Awards Fighter of the Year (2009), Wrestling observer Most Outstanding Fighter (2008-2010), MMA Junkie Fighter of the Year (2017) and many more.

The UFC plans to announce additional inductees to the hall of fame in the coming weeks with a ceremony to be held later in the year.

MMA Legend Georges St-Pierre to Be Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

One of MMA ‘s most famous fighters is finally getting his place in the UFC Hall of Fame. Georges St-Pierre, the former multiple-division champion, finally got the call on Saturday …

One of MMA ‘s most famous fighters is finally getting his place in the UFC Hall of Fame. Georges St-Pierre, the former multiple-division champion, finally got the call on Saturday …