UFC legend GSP rules out return but is keen for charity bout

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre rules out ever returning to the octagon but 40-year-old admits ‘charity or novelty fight’ could be on the cards because it ‘would not affect legacy’

  • Georges St-Pierre has been retired since beating Michael Bisping at UFC 217 
  • He came back for that one fight for middleweight crown and swiftly departed 
  • GSP admits his best years are behind him but admits he would fight for charity 

Georges St-Pierre will never be tempted back into the octagon but admitted he could yet fight for charity or compete in a novelty match-up. 

One-off fights have become regular occurrences, with crossover bouts between boxers, MMA fighters and retired athletes. 

And GSP, regarded by many to be one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, still keeps himself in shape and the 40-year-old would be open to a contest in a non-professional capacity. 

Georges St-Pierre will not compete in the UFC again but is keen to fight in a charity event 

Speaking to Haymakerstv , he said: ‘I’m telling you, I’m not going to fight again to prove that I’m the strongest man in the world. 

‘This part of my life is over because I believe my best years are behind me.

‘However, for a charity or for a fun competition as a novelty fight, I might compete again, whether that’s boxing, grappling, or whatever. 

‘That might be interesting because I’m a competitor inside of me and to do it for fun, something that would maybe not affect my legacy because it’s for a different reason, I could do it.’

The Canadian still keeps himself in shape and is in strong condition at 40-years-old

Jake Paul’s boxing match against Ben Askren and upcoming bout with Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva’s exhibition against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Logan Paul’s clash with Floyd Mayweather are all recent examples of lucrative one-off contests. 

GSP would consider a similar style of match-up for charity and has not fought competitively since UFC 217, when he came out of retirement to claim the middleweight title from Michael Bisping. 

A super-fight between GSP and Khabib Nurmagomedov was talked up for a time but never came to fruition and the Russian has also now retired.  

Anderson Silva is among the retired MMA stars to have an exhibition bout, beating boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in the squared circle back in June 

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