Georges St-Pierre has just stated that it is extremely unlikely that he will ever defend his middleweight title in the UFC.
After a four year hiatus from the world of MMA, UFC legend Georges St-Pierre finally made his return to the Octagon at UFC 217 last month.
St-Pierre had made his name as the greatest welterweight in the history of the sport. However, in announcing his return to competitive mixed martial arts, fans were surprised to hear that the Canadian would be challenging Michael Bisping for the 185 lbs title.
Prior to the event, UFC President Dana White insisted that St-Pierre would defend his title if he defeated Bisping and, after the 36-year-old did exactly that at UFC 217, White stated that he would be ‘super pissed’ if the fighter reneged on his contractual agreement.
However, speaking to TSN, St-Pierre has now announced what every fan expected to hear in declaring that he likely never fight again in the middleweight division.
“We’ll talk about it, but I’m not sure if I compete I will go back at 185 [pounds]. I don’t think so.”
“I don’t think it’s a good thing to do — force myself to eat to gain muscle mass. I’ve always been against performance-enhancing drugs and I did it the natural way. There is no easy way.
“I did it the hard way, and it was to gain weight and to maintain my muscle mass, and it was very hard, and it was not healthy. I think the body has a natural weight it can perform at its best athletic ability. For me, the weight that I am now is my perfect weight.”