Georges St-Pierre’s return to the Octagon after four years out may be more short-lived than expected.
The former two time welterweight champion returned to the MMA fold last November to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight belt. The legend promptly defeated the Englishman at UFC 217 to become only the fourth man to win a UFC championship in two different weight divisions.
While GSP was immediately hesitant to devote himself to the 185lb. division and to facing its interim champion Robert Whittaker, other fights, such as a move back to welterweight to face Tyron Woodley, looked very much appealing.
A severe case of colitis rendered him out of action for an indefinite amount of time however, and the Canadian was forced to relinquish the tile he had just won.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan would be more than happy for GSP if he decided to call it a day, as he explained on his self-titled ‘Experience‘ podcast.
“I kind of like the story if Georges just retires, it doesn’t bother me”, he stated. “I like it.”
“He bucked it. Everybody doubted him. He came back, won, and won by finish. And is like: ‘Yeah, take it easy. Now I’m seriously out.’
“Or, he comes back in a year at 155lbs.”
That option at 155 pounds is none other than Conor McGregor, the controversial lightweight champion, and that possibility was flagged by Rogan just last week.
“I think he comes back for Conor. That’s the fight. But I don’t think they [the UFC] want to do that.”
Both men haven’t ruled it out, although UFC president Dana White has been keen to stress other possible opponents for the superstar duo. That aside, the future paths of both fighter’s careers are still in question.