Posts Tagged ‘georges st pierre retirement’

UFC champ Georges St. Pierre is walking away from UFC on top

Saturday, December 21st, 2013



Video streaming by Ustream


UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre is walking away from the top mixed martial arts promotion in the world. After a a lot of whispers and rumblings GSP champion will relinquish his belt and take time off from fighting and training.

According to St. Pierre,

“I’ve been fighting for a long time. I have 22 fights in the UFC, and 15 were for a world title. I’ve been fighting a long time at a high level, a lot of pressure and criticizing. I’ve decided I needed to take some time off. 15 of my fights were for a world title. I know the UFC is a business they can’t wait for my little person. One day when I feel like it I might come back, but right now I need a break. So I vacate my belt”

Dana White announced last week that Robbie Lawler will face #1 contender Johny Hendricks for the vacated title on March 15th in Dallas, TX at UFC 171. Hendricks lost a split decision to St. Pierre in November that a lot of fans (White included) that thought that Hendricks won.

St. Pierre did say that he could return in the future and would likely get a title fight right away. ‘Rush’ has been acting and one some commercials in addition to a role in the new Captian America sequel. Training camps take a lot of time for athletes and I understand why it’s important to have a normal life instead of living on a strict regimen of training and eating right all the time.