Georges St-Pierre has touched on the UFC 300 super fight rumors, but presented unfortunate news for those intrigued about his return.
Following his commentary work on Sunday’s UFC Fight Pass Invitational Submission Grappling event, three-time former UFC welterweight champion, and former middleweight titleholder, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre was asked about the speculation of his involvement in the UFC 300 super fight that Dana White mentioned is in the works.
To some this may come as no surprise, while others have already got themselves too excited about the possibility, but St-Pierre 100% ruled out the potential for a return to competitive MMA.
Georges St-Pierre: 'I am absolutely NOT part of a 2024 super fight' pic.twitter.com/oQm02GA7Dt
— Oscar Willis (@oscarswillis) December 11, 2023
“Absolutely not, I promise you. I always told myself I would not fight in a cage past the age of 40”
-GSP on competitive return rumors
St-Pierre expressed that he feels many athletes in combat sports compete for too long, and wind up not only tarnishing their legacy, but also their health. Taking it one step further, he mentioned how important he feels it is that an athlete properly prepares themselves for retirement and that next part of their life. Though, “Rush” did not fully close the door on his athletic endeavors, and many still feel the excitement surrounding the potential for him to compete in a submission grappling match.
Back in October, it was reported that St-Pierre had agreed to have a grappling bout with former rival Nick Diaz at the fifth UFC Fight Pass Invitational, which occurred this past Sunday. Unfortunately, both fighter suffered injuries, and the French Canadian superstar wound up commentating the event alongside BJJ GOAT Gordon Ryan instead.
Just spoke with Georges St-Pierre, who revealed that he had agreed to face Nick Diaz in his grappling bout at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational in December.
Unfortunately, both suffered injuries recently and it has been postponed.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 19, 2023