Earlier today (Thurs. February 21, 2019) former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement.

During his press conference, however, “Rush” wouldn’t completely shut the door on a potential UFC return at some point down the line (via MMA Mania):

“I don’t know where I will be, mentally, the state of mind, in my life, in a few months,” St-Pierre said.

“I don’t know. For me, it’s retirement now. I don’t want those other guys to call me out, because I’m out. If something happens and Dana calls me back with something interesting, we’ll see. Like a movie scenario, ‘Oh! He’s coming back!’ We’ll see, but right now I’m not thinking about it.”

St-Pierre decided to hang up his gloves for good after being unable to land a super fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. At this point in his fighting career, the Canadian mega-star was looking for high-profile fights. After he wasn’t able to get the one he wanted, he decided it was time to walk away for good.

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“Rush” has solidified himself as one of the sport’s best of all time. He holds a record of 26-2 and ends his career on a 13-fight win streak. If St-Pierre were to ever come out of what is now his second retirement, it would certainly have to be for a huge fight.

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