Tyron Woodley: I Have To Do What ‘GSP’ Did

Tyron Woodley desperately wants to get back to the welterweight championship. “T-Wood” was soundly defeated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 last month via unanimous decision. Now, Woodley will face Robbie Lawler in a rematch from their initial m…

Tyron Woodley desperately wants to get back to the welterweight championship. “T-Wood” was soundly defeated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 last month via unanimous decision. Now, Woodley will face Robbie Lawler in a rematch from their initial meeting in 2016. He needs to topple “Ruthless” once again if he wants any hope at getting […]

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Firas Zahabi Reveals What He Thinks Will Lure GSP Out Of Retirement

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his glove…

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his gloves for good. “Rush” held a press conference last month to officially announce the news. This comes […]

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Firas Zahabi Reveals What He Thinks Will Lure GSP Out Of Retirement

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his glove…

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre has retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) once again. St-Pierre noted that, after being unable to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Canadian decided to hang up his gloves for good. “Rush” held a press conference last month to officially announce the news. This comes […]

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Tyron Woodley & Ben Askren Sound Off On GSP’s Retirement

The mixed martial arts (MMA) world is still reacting to the news that Georges St-Pierre has retired from the sport. Perhaps two of the best match-ups St-Pierre missed out on were against Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Woodley currently reigns as the 170-pound champion of the UFC. As for Askren, he has long been recognized […]

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The mixed martial arts (MMA) world is still reacting to the news that Georges St-Pierre has retired from the sport.

Perhaps two of the best match-ups St-Pierre missed out on were against Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Woodley currently reigns as the 170-pound champion of the UFC. As for Askren, he has long been recognized as one of the sport’s most dominant welterweights. He’ll make his UFC debut at this weekend’s (Sat. March 2, 2019) UFC 235 in Las Vegas.

Woodley, Askren’s longtime friend and training partner, will be defending his title on the same card against Kamaru Usman. Both fighters spoke up during a media luncheon to promote this weekend’s pay-per-view (PPV). During the event, both reacted to “GSP’s” retirement.

Woodley admitted that he would’ve liked to fight St-Pierre for his own legacy, but St-Pierre’s is already established and doesn’t require him to test himself against the current welterweight king (via MMA Junkie):

“I think Georges has done what he needed to do in the sport,” Woodley said. “He didn’t have to prove it. Of course, I want him to fight me. But that’s for me. That’s for my legacy. He didn’t need to fight Tyron Woodley.”

As for Askren, he thinks St-Pierre left the door open for a possible return if the right opportunity ever presented itself:

“I don’t feel like he set a hard line in the sand,” Askren said. “I felt like he set the door open if something interests him in the future.”

Of course, the right fight could also lure St-Pierre back out of retirement. Right now, that looks like it would only be his oft-discussed superfight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. He isn’t getting that for now, but you can never say never in the UFC.

Indeed, his trainer Firas Zahabi acknowledged that could be the case in a recent interview as well. So while “GSP” is gone for now, Askren and others know it may not be for good.

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Firas Zahabi: ‘Incredible Opportunity’ Might Bring GSP Back One Day

Georges St-Pierre has officially declared his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) – again. But his longtime coach Firas Zahabi believes there’s still a window of opportunity for a return. Speaking on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” Zahabi said he believes an “incredible opportunity” might be enough to lure the Canadian legend out of retirement (via […]

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Georges St-Pierre has officially declared his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) – again.

But his longtime coach Firas Zahabi believes there’s still a window of opportunity for a return. Speaking on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” Zahabi said he believes an “incredible opportunity” might be enough to lure the Canadian legend out of retirement (via Chamatkar Sandhu):

“He retired on Thursday and Friday morning he was there for practice. … I believe there’s a fire in Georges. I believe that one day there will be an incredible opportunity for a fight and he might come back.”

“GSP” was attempting to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, when the promotion opted not to go that route, “Rush” decided it was time to hang up his gloves. He walks away with a record of 26-2. St-Pierre is recognized as one of the best, if not the best, welterweight champions of all time.

He is also one of few fighters to have ever won two titles in different weight classes. In his last outing, St-Pierre defeated Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title. After being unable to chase the third, we may have seen the last of the 37-year-old inside the cage.

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Stephen Thompson Previews Anthony Pettis Matchup & Reacts To GSP’s Retirement

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will be the first to tell you, Anthony Pettis wasn’t an opponent he had in mind for his next fight. While many fans have voiced their displeasure with the former featherweight title challenger facing Thompson, t…

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will be the first to tell you, Anthony Pettis wasn’t an opponent he had in mind for his next fight. While many fans have voiced their displeasure with the former featherweight title challenger facing Thompson, the South Carolina native isn’t taking his opponent lightly. “He’s very good at jiu-jitsu, he’s submitted some […]

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