On Thursday, former welterweight an middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from fighting during a press conference. Following the press conference, fighters and others (including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tredeau) reacted to the news via social media.
Now look at this video and you’ll understand why I wanted to fight with him, simply he’s one of the best оf all times. I just wanted to share cage with him while he’s active, that’s the… https://t.co/aYQf9mXKAY
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) February 21, 2019
Thank you for everything you’ve done for our sport @GeorgesStPierre you’re a role model of a champ and a big inspiration for me. Enjoy you retirement.
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) February 21, 2019
— @CrisCyborg on IG #CyborgNation (@criscyborg) February 21, 2019
Une véritable légende. Je vous souhaite une excellente retraite, GSP. Thank you for representing Canada in the octagon with skill, sportsmanship and the heart of a champion. https://t.co/pMFKYIh1oP
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 21, 2019
— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) February 22, 2019
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) February 21, 2019
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) February 21, 2019
Thank you for everything you did for our sport @GeorgesStPierre you’re a living legend my friend
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) February 21, 2019
— Siyar The Great (@Siyarized) February 21, 2019
Happy retirement to one of the best to ever do it ? https://t.co/q6CZhj212b
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) February 21, 2019
— Leonardo Santos (@LeoSantosbjj) February 21, 2019
The best to ever do it, had it all world class Wrestling ??♂️ Striking ? Jiujitsu ? most importantly Heart ❤ and the nicest guy you will ever meet.
Pleasure i got to learn from you when i was over at ???
— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) February 21, 2019
— UFC (@ufc) February 21, 2019
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) February 21, 2019
All the best in your endeavors Georges. @georgesstpierre
I’m sure I’m not the only one Georges has made his impact but also a whole country and an entire sport worldwide. Amazing to witness an individual grow to such heights and setting the bar for everyone. #andstill #goat pic.twitter.com/xpYmxQUoDa
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) February 21, 2019