Georges St-Pierre is a man who left a big mark on the MMA scene and many are hoping for his return. St-Pierre spoke to MMA Fighting about the future and his plans. “I’m already out of my UFC contract. I’m out.
I couldn’t be here today [working with Showtime] if I was under UFC contract,” St-Pierre told MMA Fighting. “It might piss off the UFC that I’m here, but I did it because, like I said, I have the freedom now to do whatever I want, with whoever I want, whenever I want.
If I wanted to [I could compete in boxing]. You never say never. If it’s for a good cause, it’s well organized, who knows? I could do boxing or grappling. Who knows? But my days of trying to prove I’m the strongest man in the world, it’s gone.
I have other priorities in life and I’m still training, I’m still getting it. When I go with a guy, when I spar with a guy, I still get it. But my heart is not there anymore”.
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Even if there is an option to return, St-Pierre would not choose MMA.
His goal would be something much safer. Georges recalled moments in his career and the stress he had before such important matches. Sometimes it is not easy to deal with this stress and many people want to be free. “I might compete because I’m in an entertainment business, in boxing or in grappling, something that is safer than MMA,” St-Pierre said.
“Not MMA. Something that is safer, that has less risks, because I have a lot more to lose and it’s not my priority anymore. And yeah, why not? You know what I mean? If it’s well done and everything. But something like a boxing match with small [gloves], nah, I’m done with it.
“Being here [for Paul vs. Silva] makes me remember how much I don’t miss this. It’s unbearable for me, the stress and everything. Unbearable. I never liked to fight. I fought because it propelled me to where I wanted to be in life, to have the freedom to be able to do whatever I want with whoever I want, whenever I want.
That’s why I did it. You’re never 100 percent free, but I’m way more free than most of the guys, in a way”. Despite his age, St-Pierre would have a lot to show.