Georges St-Pierre has no interest to fight UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. The MMA legend is happy with his retirement.
St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC), the former two-time UFC welterweight champ and former middleweight titleholder, is one of the biggest pay-per-view draws in company history.
Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) on the other hand, is on his way to becoming one of the best 170-pounders in history.
“Sometimes I’m watching the fights, and I’m like, “Man I think I can beat these guys.” Or after when I’m done training I feel like I’m very confident,” St-Pierre told TMZ. “But then after I go home at night, and I’m thinking about all that crazy thoughts, and I’m like, “I’m gonna be 40 years old soon. Do I really want to go back and do a hardcore training camp of two months, put myself in jail so to speak, and get ready for hell? I’m like, “No, I don’t.”
“I’ve done it for a very long time, and unfortunately in my sport there are too many guys that retire too late, and I do not want to be one of these guys.”
St-Pierre may not have any interest in fighting Usman, but that didn’t stop him from praising the champion’s skills and his recent win over Masvidal.
“I saw the fight. He’s amazing,” St-Pierre said. “What a great fight. He’s very, very smart. Everyone talks about his physical abilities and his skills, but what I think is his best attribute is his brain. He’s very, very smart. He’s very good at becoming the perfect nemesis for his opponent, and he fought almost a perfect fight. He’s an amazing fighter, and he’s gonna go far. He’s gonna be one of the best if he keeps going like that.”
St-Pierre was one of the smartest fighters, which prevented him from taking too much damage.
“I’m very fortunate, I’m healthy most importantly, and I’m also wealthy,” St-Pierre said. “I came out at the right time. I made a lot of money, and I think the problems are when I matured and calculated the pros and cons, it’s better that I stay retired.”