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“Why Not Step Back In” – Georges St-Pierre Addresses Rumors of Possible Return to the UFC



Georges St-Pierre

“We only live once’, that’s the idea that former king of the Welterweight division Georges St-Pierre is toying with ahead of his possible return to the octagon. St-Pierre left fighting early, however, had an illustrious MMA carreer with 26 wins and an undefeated win streak of 13 fights at the Welterweight division, having avenged both his losses inside the octagon. St-Pierre has returned to the octagon in the past in a winning affair against Michael Bisping when he became one of the very few fighters to hold Championship belts across two division. St-Pierre submitted Michael Bisping to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion of the world. And now ahead of a call-out from Khabib Nurmagomedov, Georges St-Pierre is once again thinking about making his way back to the octagon.

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“Why step back in? But why not step back in? “We only live once. That’s the question that I’m facing now, you know? If I have an opportunity to do it and all the stars align and I don’t do it – because I’ve still got it now. I’d say I’m in my best years. Will I regret, when I reach 50 years? I don’t know.”

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Should Khabib Nurmagomedov triumph over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 St-Pierre could be looking at a title opportunity at the lightweight division should he decide to drop the weight to take on the Dagestani fighter. Talking to Aaron Bronsteter of the TSN, Georges St-Pierre shared his thoughts.

Georges St-Pierre says he is in his best years

Georges St-Pierre


Georges St-Pierre has remained fit despite not being an active competitor of the sport. He continues to train alongside Firhas Zahabi, at the Tristar Gym in Canada. Earlier, St-Pierre stated that he would want the fight to take place at the Welterweight division considering he has competed at the Middleweight division and will be heavily compromised if he makes the cut. On the other hand, Khabib Nurmagomedov is a solid lightweight, who could arguably perform equally well at the Welterweight division. Additionally, Khabib comepeted at the 170 pound division before dropping down to the lightweight division in his UFC debut.

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Georges St-Pierre vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Georges St-Pierre vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

In the form of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Georges St-Pierre, the world could finally witness quite possibly the greatest fight in the history of mixed martial arts between two absolutely dominant fighters inside the octagon.




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