Despite Reports, Georges St-Pierre Undecided if He’ll Return to Fighting

October 2, 2014
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On Wednesday, a former manager of Georges St-Pierre, Stephane Patry, reported to RDS that his former client had decided to return to fighting. 24 hours later, St-Pierre’s coach, Firas Zahabi, refuted Patry’s claims.

“Georges has absolutely no return plan [right now],” Zahabi told

St-Pierre decided to take an extended leave of absence from fighting following his ninth consecutive welterweight title defense against Johnny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. The 33-year-old former champion then suffered a torn ACL in March and is recovering.

He has not officially announced a retirement or stated that he has definitive plans to return.

After St-Pierre voluntarily relinquished his 170-pound title, Hendricks went on to win the vacant belt by defeating Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 in March. The two are set to rematch at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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  • Muttley76

    I’d love to see the “old” GSP that tried to finish fights. While the “new” GSP wins, he’s nowhere near as exciting

  • Eric Houghton

    I dunno, to a trained eye you can see he’s always working on something in fights, it might not be the most glamours eye catching thing you ever seen. But he is always busy, out working the other guy. That’s why he wins fights, an frankly dismissing the toughness an discipline his opponents have had discredits the whole sport.

    You want knock-out finishes? Setup lopsided fights.