UFC President Dana White Dismisses Georges St-Pierre Return In 2021
UFC President Dana White doesn’t believe Georges St-Pierre is training for a UFC comeback.
St-Pierre is a UFC Hall of Fame elect. He is recognized by many as one of the greatest, if not, the greatest MMA fighter of all time. He holds the record for the most successful consecutive UFC Welterweight Title defenses.
St-Pierre often has MMA fans wondering if a return to competition is on the horizon. “Rush” hopped on Instagram to post footage of a training session in the snow.
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“Training in a snowstorm today has reminded me of something very important. There’s nothing like getting out of your comfort zone in order to improve!”
During an interview with TMZ Sports, White revealed that a comeback for St-Pierre isn’t likely to happen in 2021 (h/t BJPenn.com).
“He’s definitely not training for a UFC fight. I mean listen, the guy’s an athlete and he loves to train, he loves to work out. I’m sure he’s just staying in shape. I don’t (think GSP fights this year).”
St-Pierre hasn’t fought since November 2017. He captured the UFC Middleweight Championship by submitting Michael Bisping via rear-naked choke. St-Pierre vacated the title the following month. He had been eyeing a showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov but once it became clear that the UFC wasn’t open to the idea, St-Pierre retired in early 2019.
More recently, White has opened the door for a potential clash between GSP and Khabib. The problem is, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following a second-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje back in October 2020.