If you’ve been scoffing and dismissing the recent indications that Georges St-Pierre is really considering launching a comeback, well, it maybe time to rethink your position…
Now, in the past, St-Pierre has made comments that made folks believe he would return to the cage, and then nothing but happened. But, but more recent developments certainly indicate that it’s a real possibility.
Not long ago, the former welterweight champ relayed that he’s thinking about fighting again “more-and-more”. His head coach Firas Zahabi also recently said he doesn’t think GSP is ready to hang up the gloves for good quite yet. All this has come after the UFC and athletic commissions have introduced much more stringent drug testing, which is something GSP insisted needed to take place.
Recently vaunted boxing trainer Freddie Roach spoke to Fight Hub TV, and he relayed that GSP has been at his gym doing some training (St-Pierre has trained with Roach in the past). Roach also reported the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“He’s gonna train for a fight,” said Roach. “He’s gonna have a six-week training camp. And at the end of the six weeks, if he feels like he’s ready to fight and he’s hungry for it like he always has been, he’s gonna do it. He’s gonna fight one more time.”
“If he doesn’t feel it and he feels like it’s just not there, he’s gonna let it go and he’s gonna retire,” Roach added. “I think it’s a really good idea. I think it’s really, really smart to do that, to see where he’s at in his mind.”
There you go. Considering how pragmatic and calculating GSP appears to be, what Roach has reported makes a lot of sense. Not only would St-Pierre get a real idea of where he’s at mentally by conducting a six week camp, but it would be a good check on his physical capacities as well. After all, he did undergo a second knee surgery last year.
The question of the day is, if he comes back for just one fight, who will he want to face?