Georges St. Pierre to Retire… Again… For Real This Time
Georges St. Pierre emerged from retirement to dethrone middleweight champ Michael Bisping, then bailed again. And is bailing again for good. Whatever.
Long lost Canadian superstar Georges St. Pierre will allegedly announce his retirement tomorrow in a press conference. What’s that you say? The dude already retired before? Twice, actually? Yeah, I know. I’m having a hard time accepting this gesture as real, too.
Regardless, GSP is still some type of star, so this is apparently newsworthy.
Georges St-Pierre, arguably the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time, is set to retire, though lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a last-ditch effort to get St-Pierre to reconsider.
Sources confirmed to ESPN that St-Pierre will announce his retirement at a news conference in Montreal on Thursday morning. RDS, a French-language sports network in Quebec, first reported that St-Pierre would be retiring.
St-Pierre, 37, had hoped to secure a fight against Nurmagomedov later this year, sources said. But as a deal wasn’t materializing, the longtime welterweight champion decided it was time to walk away.
UFC is aware of St-Pierre’s decision and is helping to organize the news conference, sources said.