Georges St-Pierre Not Interested In Fighting Kamaru Usman
Georges St-Pierre has no interest in making a return to fight Kamaru Usman.
Usman is the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion. He is fresh off a successful title defense over Gilbert Burns this past Saturday night, February 13. Usman scored the third-round TKO finish to earn his third successful UFC Welterweight Title defense.
Despite retiring back in February 2019, St-Pierre constantly receives questions about a potential return to the Octagon. While many have been clamoring for a dream matchup between GSP and Khabib Nurmagomedov, some have also thrown out a battle between the past welterweight great and the current 170-pound king.
Appearing on Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s The Good Show, St-Pierre said a bout with Usman doesn’t appeal to him (via MMAJunkie.com).
“To go back and give three months of my life in a training camp to get a win over Kamaru Usman doesn’t get me motivated. I don’t think there’s anything that would get me motivated to go back to competition now. I’m not sure.”
St-Pierre went on to say that the juice simply isn’t worth the squeeze.
“Try to put yourself in my shoes and try to come back. First, if I come back to fight Kamaru Usman, I would literally have to leave the country. I would have to bring my coaches somewhere, find a base camp, fly in training partners to get ready for Usman. But leaving my home, I don’t want to do it. I’m healthy. I’m wealthy. It’s not appealing to me to lose three months of my life, the stress, to try and get a win over Usman. As time passed by, it’s getting less and less appealing. And I don’t think there’s anybody now that would make me come back. I’m good. I will always train and be in shape.”