Trainer: GSP may retire after Hendricks fight

 

January will mark Georges St-Pierre's 10th year in the UFC. 10 years in MMA is truly remarkable; ten years in the UFC, continuously fighting the best on earth is staggering. And it may be coming to a close.

GSP's head trainer Firas Zahabi appeared on the Canadian TV show TVA Sportsand said St-Pierre may be done after he fights Johny Hendricks on Nov. 16, 2013 at UFC 167 in Las Vegas, Nevada, live on PPV.

A little over a month from the long-awaited duel against the American Johny Hendricks, the Quebecois is considering retirement.

At least that is what his coach, Firas Zahabi, is saying.

"George told me ... If he still has the motivation for another training camp, he will continue. Otherwise, he will retire, " said Firas Thursday. "Motivation is the most important thing. When you do not have it, you have nothing. Georges is motivated for this camp. He trains well."

"We need to train every day, do not go out and do not do things you love. Train all day long, it is not easy, it's really something. It takes a special mind to do MMA. "

"This is the first time he will face a fighter with such a large strike force," said Zahabi. "Often, a guy who hits like Hendricks has no endurance. This is often one or the other.

"But it will not be easy for him to do five rounds against George. That will be his first time."

"This will be the 12th time he tries to win or defend a world title. His mind is there and it has a lot of experience."

Zahabi estimated that GSP is "90% ready" for the fight.

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Augustus Caesar site profile image  

10/15/13 8:12 PM by Augustus Caesar

It would be great to see a legendary fighter like GSP retire on top.

guardbr8kr site profile image  

10/15/13 7:49 PM by guardbr8kr

would you rather fight GSP or Paul Harris?

Foos site profile image  

10/15/13 7:05 PM by Foos

I want GSP to retire. It's time to pass the torch to Rory

ipponssting site profile image  

10/15/13 6:54 PM by ipponssting

I could see him trying to beat Anderson's defence record for defences, but I think he'd have to do it quick because Jones is up to 6 defences and is the more active fighter recently. After that, he retires. And quite rightly so - he's done enough and still has his marbles

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

10/15/13 6:27 PM by Jack_Bauer

They also know that they will not be hurt in the fight

FormrChamp site profile image  

10/13/13 10:16 AM by FormrChamp

The only problem is that Silva won't beat Weidman. GSP can retire and IMO he's the best fighter ever in the UFC. A lot of people think Silva is, but i think GSP fought tougher competition his entire career in a much more talented division.

guardbr8kr site profile image  

10/13/13 7:19 AM by guardbr8kr

I will shed many tears when he retires.

Stipe site profile image  

10/13/13 6:03 AM by Stipe

Yes, it isIt's time for regular GSP to retire; a time for TRT GSP to emerge

Stipe site profile image  

10/13/13 6:02 AM by Stipe

dbl

CaptainAhab site profile image  

10/13/13 12:16 AM by CaptainAhab

If Silva beats Weidman, I have to think the GSP/ Silva fight happens. There is just too much money to be made.