UFC legend George St Pierre, regarded as the greatest fighter ever, is willing to come back to the Octagon for this one fight. The Canadian legend wants to fight current Welterweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The fight could enrich George St Pierre’s legacy as the best ever that stepped the ring. The unbeaten Khabib does possess a strong challenge, but few would argue about George’s capabilities. Even after retirement, the legend undoubtedly has a lot to offer and this is one exciting prospect.
George St Pierre is the most successful welterweight
George St Pierre is undoubtedly one of the top three fighters ever in UFC. He’s the most successful welterweight ever in the history of UFC. He also successfully returned to become a two-weight Champion after a 4 year break.
Georges St-Pierre officially announces his retirement from the sport of MMA pic.twitter.com/kUREbxYkCt
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 21, 2019
While his performances at UFC speak volumes of his legend, George St Pierre was a star in Canada too. He’s one of the elite list of UFC superstars who has gained a name around the world.
UFC: Only Khabib can tempt Pierre out of retirement
UFC retirements don’t usually last long. Very recently Urijah Faber came out of retirement to complete his fastest knockout. It’s like a trend to retire and come back but athletes have mostly been unsuccessful in their second coming.
George St Pierre though is satisfied and happy to retire. As per him, it’s only the prospect of fighting Khabib that can tempt him to come back. ‘Rush’ and Khabib previously even agreed to fight but UFC didn’t allow it.
“A lot of people are attention seekers, they retire to come back and retire to come back,” St Pierre told TSN. “I’m not that type of guy. We tried to make that fight with Khabib and the UFC told us they had other plans. Khabib wanted the fight, I wanted the fight, but unfortunately, it did not happen. That’s the reason why I retired.”
The retired legend sees no gain in fighting at this stage of his life. Looking at his health is the number one priority. He went on to accept that becoming the No.1 fighter is no more his only wish. What would UFC fans though not give to see a one final George St Pierre vs Khabib Nurmagomedov!
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