UFC: Georges St. Pierre Close To Retirement

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Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

One of the greatest welterweight, and maybe fighters, to ever compete inside the UFC has been Georges St. Pierre. The ways he dominates his opponents on the ground is impressive. Making it even more impressive is that he is arguably the best wrestler in MMA, but has never wrestled in high school nor college. Dominant fighters always want to end their legacy in their prime and on a high note, and it looks like GSP wants to do the same.

Georges’s trainer, Firas Zahabi, recently spoke with ESPN.com about his future plans at retirement. Firas went on to say, “He’s going to have to make that choice one fight at a time. Does he want to go through another training camp? Right now at this time, yes, for sure. There’s no doubt in my mind he wants to do another one, But down the line, two or three more training camps, is he still going to want to do it? That’s up to him. Does he still have the fire and the passion? We’ll see.”

It will be a shame to see Georges hang up the gloves when that decision does indeed come to fruition, but every fighter deserves the right to go out on their own merit. So, Georges has maybe 2-3 fights in him, and hopefully one of those is an Anderson Silva bout. For a long time, both of these fighters have considered fighting each other, which would be the biggest MMA fight ever. The No. 1 and 2 pound-for-pound fighters would be able to square off, and it would sell incredibly well in terms of pay-per-view buys.

Regardless of who GSP faces, which is more than likely Johny Hendricks, he will go down as the best welterweight to ever compete in mixed martial arts.


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