It was recently reported that former long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who surprisingly vacated his title two years ago, would be doing a six-week mini-camp to decide if he indeed wanted to make a return to competitive mixed martial arts (MMA).
UFC president Dana White remains doubtful, however. Recently speaking on the topic, White said that a six-week camp shouldn’t determine whether or not St-Pierre is ready to return, but rather the ex-champ has to know deep down that it’s the right time:
“I highly doubt it’s going to happen because GSP’s been off for too long and has a ton of money,” White told LA Times. “You don’t do a six-week camp to learn if you have the hunger. You either know it or not.”
The 170-pound division that “Rush” ruled for many years is now being led by a rejuvenated and vicious Robbie Lawler, a man that White says is obviously hungry to compete:
“(UFC champion) Robbie Lawler knows it, he’s hungry, he trains like an animal. … You’re either hungry and an animal or you’re not.”
While White would love to see the Canadian superstar return, the UFC president admits that he just shakes all of the talk off, also noting that St-Pierre may not want to be a champion anymore:
“It’d be great if he comes back, yes, I love Georges St-Pierre — amazing athlete — but comeback talk? I laugh at it,” White said. “To be a world champion, you have to be hungry. … That’s not GSP. Not even close.”
White’s opinion is definitely clear, but GSP did previously say that he was getting the “itch” to return, and it seems as if his future will indeed be decided after his mini-camp.
Although he has absolutely nothing to prove inside of the Octagon, a return would be exciting and massive.
Would you like to see St-Pierre make one more run?