Ever since that post fight interview at UFC 167, the MMA world has been wondering and speculating on when, if at all, welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon. While UFC president Dana White is confident a rematch between St-Pierre and John Hendricks will happen, there has been no confirmation as of yet.
Appearing on the latest episode of the ‘MMA Hour’ with Ariel Helwani, St-Pierre’s training partner, and the man who many believe, or did so before his UFC 167 loss to Robbie Lawler, will take over GSP’s spot atop the welterweight division, Rory MacDonald gave his thoughts on whether or not the Canadian would return to the octagon.
“People have no idea the kind of pressure it is to fight, and I have no idea what kind of pressure it to hold the belt for (six years),”
“Before that he was headlining cards since he was younger than I am right now. That’s a lot of pressure. That’s a lot of interviews. That’s a lot of work, and the guy, he’s a machine. For someone to be able to do that, to carry a belt for that long, and to be a headliner for that long, it wears on you. He needs a break.”
MacDonald then said he didn’t think St-Pierre had retired.
“I don’t think he’s gone for good,” MacDonald said. “But maybe he needs some time.”
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