GSP hasn’t fought now since November, 2013, when he earned a split decision win over Johny Hendricks. After the bout the star said he was taking a break from fighting, and although he hasn’t committed to competing again, speculation as to whether he’ll return to the UFC hasn’t stopped.
One reason talk regarding St-Pierre’s future has spiked in recent weeks, is because the fighter received medical clearance to start training again not long ago. GSP went down with another ACL injury last year.
Well, the fighter’s friend and coach, Firas Zahabi recently spoke to MMA Junkie.com about St-Pierre’s future, and here is some of what he had to say:
“Georges won’t be fighting in 2015,” Zahabi said. “I really doubt it. He’s got a lot of things going on and his own projects, and I don’t think he’s coming back in 2015. Me and Georges train regularly, but we don’t talk about the politics.
“I think he’s going to fight when he’s ready to fight and he feels like fighting. I think he’s got plenty of years of training left in him. I don’t think he could retire from training.”
Zahabi went on to add that St-Pierre has not started sparring, and that they have eased him back into training, because of his aforementioned ACL injury. The Tristar coach also dismissed the theory that GSP has taken a break from sparring because of head trauma, and said he has no “concerns” about head trauma, regarding the former welterweight champ.
The 33 year-old St-Pierre vacated the title having won 12 straight fights.