Georges St-Pierre has officially declared his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) – again.
But his longtime coach Firas Zahabi believes there’s still a window of opportunity for a return. Speaking on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” Zahabi said he believes an “incredible opportunity” might be enough to lure the Canadian legend out of retirement (via Chamatkar Sandhu):
“He retired on Thursday and Friday morning he was there for practice. … I believe there’s a fire in Georges. I believe that one day there will be an incredible opportunity for a fight and he might come back.”
“GSP” was attempting to land a super fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, when the promotion opted not to go that route, “Rush” decided it was time to hang up his gloves. He walks away with a record of 26-2. St-Pierre is recognized as one of the best, if not the best, welterweight champions of all time.
He is also one of few fighters to have ever won two titles in different weight classes. In his last outing, St-Pierre defeated Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title. After being unable to chase the third, we may have seen the last of the 37-year-old inside the cage.