Georges St-Pierre Talks Potential UFC Return, The Possibility of an Anderson Silva Super Fight, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.14.2014
Georges St-Pierre speaks…
- Georges St-Pierre recently spoke about walking away from the UFC and more. Here are the highlights…
On a UFC Return: "I'm not sure. I see what's going on in MMA and I like the fact that I don't have to think about it. I just want to step aside and watch them fight, see what's going to happen and a bunch other things I can't say right now (laughs). Maybe, one day, if the things happen like I think they should happen, I'll return. I don't know how long it may take, but I'm waiting."
On What Interests Him: "I got to a point in my career that, even though I loved the belt, I wasn't fighting for it anymore," he said. "It had more to do with my opponent and the challenge. I rather fight a better fighter with no title on the line than fighting a regular fighter in a title fight. The fight itself is what interests me the most."
On a Possible Super Fight With Anderson Silva: "There's always a possibility," GSP said. "Some fighters want to fight me because of my name, others for the money. I would fight Anderson Silva. I would even fight Brock Lesnar if it's a fair fight for both. I'm not afraid of anyone, but I'm not stupid (laughs). Many people think that a fight shows who's the toughest, but that's not my case. I see things in a professional and intelligent way."
Will He Ever Explain Why He Walked Away?: "I don't know, let's see in the future," he said with a laugh. "I read once that people thought I was on rehab. Some rumors are funny, they make me laugh. The reason why I took this break is because of my mental health. Few people know how is to stay at the top for so long. The pressure is not the same of a regular fight. Every fight is a world championship fight, and it comes with a bunch of promotional stuff. I was never obligated to do it, I did it because I wanted to. And I would do it again if I had to. You, journalists, know how to read between the lines. I don't need to say. Some of you are smart, others aren't (laughs). You can write whatever you want about it, I don't care. Everything I say drops like a bomb, and the last thing I want to do it hurt the UFC and MMA. I always fought for the sport and I wouldn't hurt it. I just wanted some things to change," he continued. "The way things are, I've been receiving messages, some secret, from people that are afraid to publicly say what they think and congratulating me for doing what I do for the fighters and the sport, encouraging me to continue."