GSP on today’s WW div: ‘It’s the most exciting time’

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is in Berlin, Germany ahead of Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi. GSP is there in support to fellow Tristar fighter Francis Carmont, who fights CB Dollaway on the main card.

The good news – GSP is excited about the welterweight division.

“It's the most exciting time,” St-Pierre said during a media scrum, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFIghting. “They have a lot of contenders and it's very exciting. It's a lot of new guys. Some are veterans but a lot of guys that weren't there before. It's a lot of new faces. I'm very happy and very excited. I've got my friend and training partner Rory MacDonald, who is part of that group. I think he's going to do well. I think he's going to be champion.”

The bad news – he is not excited enough to come back, yet.

“Not yet,” he said. “I'm going to tell you the truth. I've been doing this for a long time, since I'm 19 years old, I'm 33 now. I felt when I fought Condit I was very hungry. I was very happy to be there. I wanted to do it a lot. Diaz, a little bit less and the last training camp I had for Hendricks I didn't have the same motivation. It went down. I need to get back to that feeling of hungriness. I need to get the motivation back.

“It's hard because it's always the same routine, the same thing. I need to fix some different things in my life to make it more efficient, make it better. Once everything is done, maybe. Maybe I'll come back. We'll see how it goes, but I can't say yes, I can't say no because I just don't know right now.”

GSP also said rehab for ACL surgery on his left knee is going well, and he expects the knee to come back stronger than before, as he did when he had the same surgery on the right knee in 2011.