UFC: Georges St. Pierre Contemplating Retirement After Johny Hendricks Bout?

By Jeremy Green
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Georges St. Pierre is one of the most dominante fighters in all of MMA. He has ruled the welterweight division for many years now, and his list of conquered opponents is quite impressive. This list includes B.J. Penn, Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch, Thiago Alvarez, Dan Hardy, Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit.

He is the greatest welterweight in the history of the sport, and it appears he is thinking about calling it quits and hanging up the gloves. This news comes from his head trainer, Firas Zahabi, who told TVASports  that if GSP doesn’t have motivation after his bout with Johny Hendricks, he will retire.

This makes his bout with Hendricks all the more interesting. Will GSP have the motivation to get up for his UFC 167 bout, where he will be facing one of his most dangerous opponents to date?

The past says yes, as GSP has been able to find the motivation to compete, regardless of who is standing across from him in the cage. Hendricks believes he is the man to dethrone GSP, but this is easier said than done. If GSP does defeat Hendricks, his career may be coming to an end. A lot of fighters tend to retire too late and end up getting seriously hurt inside the cage. This was clear with Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell.

Hopefully, GSP doesn’t take this route and can stay focused for his fight with Hendricks, and then do what’s right for both him and his family. It would be no shame for GSP to call it quits as he is arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game, and certainly has secured enough money to live on for both him and his family.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus.

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