Georges St-Pierre Currently Has No Plans for a 2015 UFC Return

January 19, 2015
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UFC president Dana White has remained steadfast that former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would one day return to the Octagon.

He was recently on UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, looking forward to 2015, telling co-hosts Kenny Florian and Brian Stann, “I really do think that Georges St-Pierre will be back in 2015.”

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But as time continues to slip away, the prospect of a GSP return becomes less and less likely.

The latest blow to the hopes of White and countless fans came in a Thursday report from, in which the outlet asked St-Pierre’s manager when we might see the former champion back in the Octagon.

Georges St Pierre UFC 167 OW-750x370“There is no plan for 2015,” Rodolphe Beaulieu responded. “We are working on a few projects, but nothing related for him coming back in the octagon.”

Although Beaulieu didn’t expand on those plans, St-Pierre is known to have been busy making movies for the past couple of years. He was in the major motion picture release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” last year, and is currently filming alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the remake of “Kickboxer.”

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St-Pierre also spent a good portion of 2014 recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. While he has since returned to training, he has warned everyone not to read too much into that as it relates to a possible return to the Octagon.

“I’m going to tell you the truth, I always train. I started training when I was seven years old, and I never stopped. Training is part of my life, so it doesn’t mean anything,” St-Pierre said on a Chael Sonnen podcast.

“It doesn’t mean that I’m going to be back or not. Whether I retire or not, or if I come back or not, I’m always going to be training. I like to feel in shape. I like to feel good in my own skin and that’s why I’m training.”

So, while White may believe he can lure St-Pierre back to the UFC, and there are numerous fans clamoring for his return, there are currently no strong indicators that we’ll be seeing the former champ fighting in the Octagon again any time soon.

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  • projectchapter2

    I know I will get a lot of hate for this… but I am NOT clamoring for him to come back.

    His constant jab fests with some wrestling mixed in bore the crap out of me. I know I will get some rebuttal like “You do not like real MMA then” blah blah blah. It is about how exciting fights are.

    GSP is dominant and an awesome fighter, its undeniable. His fights end up being boring though. The “killer” GSP who used to destroy Penn, Hughes, Sherk, Parisyan, Fitch, etc. was awesome to watch. Many fighters lose their killer instinct against high level competition after awhile. It is even happening guys like Jones and Aldo. Yes, they are fighting “better competition” than in the past… are you telling me that Machida and Mendes were easier to finish than guys like Evans and Llamas or lame TKOs like Jung and Teixeira. Each fight is different.

    I enjoy many aggressive “point fighters,” as some call them. My favorite fighter is Frankie Edgar and many have gone after him before for “not finishing,” which he has gotten back to recently.

    If a hungry, “killer” GSP comes back, then I am all in. Otherwise, WW is much more exciting as is with new guys and new fights. My two cents.

    • TheCerealKiller

      You’re right on target with your opinion. It’s better for Georges to go out on top, instead of going out like Fedor. His last three fights hurt his legacy more than helped it.

      • Sir_Roy

        His fight with Condit was a huge plus to his legacy IMHO. Was a great fight.

        While Diaz was a lackluster fight (Diaz is as much to blame as he had 15 minutes of stand-up to back all his talk and didn’t do crap with it), GSP still dominated Nick all 5 rounds … so I can’t see it actually “hurting” his legacy. Was just a fight that didn’t live up to the hype is all.

        The problem is that he didn’t really “go out on top”. His fight with Hendricks saw him lose for the first since getting caught by Serra. He won the competition on points, sure, but lost the fight. Pending how the Anderson vs Diaz fight plays out, pending if Silva can truly make a comeback (leg injury must have been psychologically devastating), my hope remains that GSP is taking the time off to stack on the muscle mass as he said he would to face a returning Anderson Silva.

        I think if he returns, it will be in the 185 arena for a super fight or two. Otherwise, yeah, stay retired and turn out a few B movies for extra cash I suppose.

        • TheCerealKiller

          I meant Fedor’s last three, hell last six, hurt his legacy. Losing three in a row, then fighting nobodies to get three wins was lame.

          • Sir_Roy

            Ah, OK, gotcha.

            Well, then, that’s true. But I am still, and will always be, a Fedor fan. Class act (at least in the ring).

            One does need to know when to quit. Fedor couldn’t keep up with the top tier talent in the modern MMA game. I don’t feel he was ever in that league as he shot to super-stardom taking out the first generation of fighters (Pride) and / or fighters on their way down from the top (Arlovski, Silva etc.).

            Fighters who were on their way up, and / or only improving (i.e. Werdum and to an extent, at the time, Henderson), or of the newer crop of heavyweight (i.e. Bigfoot) were starting to catch up to Fedor and surpass.

    • MKE_AR

      Agreed. There’s always going to be something to prove, but I think it’s more important to know when you should hang them up. GSP had his dominant run, but I think injuries and time off… he’s not the same fighter he was. It would be wise to keep out of the game open an academy, and enjoy the money. I think he could do big things for MMA in Canada as a trainer.

    • J Merc Lee

      There is no hate bro. People like whom they like or dislike etc. And I honestly agree with you. I do not care whom hates on me as well. Even the first time I saw GSP at his very beginning with his begging to get a shot in the octagon, I honestly didn’t care for him… Then when he finally got his chance and I saw him competing, again, I literally didn’t care about watching him, I didn’t see what the big buzz was all about. I’ll prolly get more trash talk coming to me lol but I literally preferred one of my all time favorites Matt Hughes over GSP. Heck, I even enjoyed watching Arlovski in his prime over GSP, etc. I’m not completely putting GSP down, he’s a respectful gentlemen and a great fighter as well. But in my view, he is a bit boring in the octagon and overrated. Oh and I do not want to hear the lame line, let’s see you get in the octagon… I shut ppl down with remarks like that instantly. Just cause I was never in the UFC, certainly doesn’t mean I never trained or was never a local champion or never been in martial arts schools or mma matches, doesn’t mean I never served, or never have done boot camp, or have never waken up at 4a.m, 4 to 6 days a week to start my training & body build as well etc. etc. etc so to ppl like that * SHUT IT *…. We’re all allowed to cheer for any competitor!!!!

  • peeter mans

    George has had his day in the sun and made his mark and advanced the of the best ever. Dana wants him back for different reasons. White hasn’t accepted the fact that the UFC is in decline and the big names like Hughes, Lidell, GSP and Anderson Silva are not in the game anymore. Trying to get some of the big names back won’t save the sport from the UFC bigshots.

  • uncle

    UFC shuffles the deck Lombard VS Rory Hendrick vs Brown If Nick beats Silva he is getting
    the title shot make my words.

    • TheCerealKiller

      No way Nick gets a title shot, because Silva will beat him.

      • uncle

        I like would like Anderson to become the Bernard Hopkins of MMA to still beat
        top competition while father time is ticking.

  • Boris

    He’s not coming back can we move on…

    • Poo on u

      Thats what this thread is about… So I guess YOU can move on!?

  • Wolf Ticket

    I GSP is not coming back, then there is no reason to deny Rory the title shot he has earned, hopefully.

  • Kris-tyahn

    GSP won’t come back until Rory gets his tite fight, which the UFC screwed him on. GSP won’t return until the UFC takes a more proactive role in drug testing and the UFC also shot that down. So the UFC are 0-2 with “trying to get GSP back”…. idiots! Nice try Dana, you moron!