Georges St. Pierre Reveals Future Plans

Published on May 31st, 2017 7:36 pm EST

Who will Georges St. Pierre fight next? That is anybody's guess.

One thing is for sure, however - if GSP loses his comeback fight, he'll retire from the Octagon for good.

In an interview with Ariel Helwani of the "MMA Hour", former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre revealed that he will retire if he loses his comeback fight. St. Pierre has not fought since the fall of 2013, though he is currently training for a comeback fight, likely due to take place in the fall.

The King is receiving godo news via his mobile phone.The original plan was for St. Pierre to fight against Michael Bisping for the Middleweight title, though those plans have been put on the shelf due to injuries to both fighters. The UFC has moved on from that fight, as they have scheduled an interim Middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker for UFC 213, though St. Pierre and Bisping still want to fight. With Bisping tending to some of his own health issues, there is still a thought that GSP and Bisping will end up stepping into the Octagon next. Both fighters have a considerable amount of leverage with the UFC, and both fighters want the fight to happen, as it will give them both the biggest payday.

St. Pierre recently revealed that "minor" eye surgery will keep him from fighting this summer. St. Pierre stirred up quite a bit of controversy when he revealed that he wouldn't be able to fight until the fall. According to St. Pierre, this was the plan all along in his mind (a fall fight), though the UFC went ahead with the press conference and seemingly tried to pressure him into taking an earlier fight.

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As mentioned, both Bisping and St. Pierre have a great deal of leverage. A fight between the two men would make the UFC a great deal of money, and if they want the fight to happen, it seems unlikely that it won't.

If GSP loses against Bisping (or whoever else he ends up fighting), he says that he will hang up the gloves for good.

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If St. Pierre doesn't fight against Bisping, the likeliest other fight would be against the winner of Tyron Woodley/Demian Maia, which will likely take place in the fall.


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