Rousey, Silva comment GSP’s decision to take hiatus

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Anderson Silva has been fighting in the UFC since 2006 and as a professional since 1997, so he likely understands Georges St-Pierre’s recent decision to take a hiatus from the sport. Silva commented on the situation to MMAFighting:

“I think that everyone knows their right timing and the moment they’re living,” Silva said in a Tuesday media teleconference. “You have to respect Georges St-Pierre for everything he’s done in the sport. If he feels like this is the correct time, we have to respect him. Everyone knows their time they have to retire or take a moment to step away, so, you gotta respect it.”

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UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey has only been fighting professionally since 2011, but has been a professional athlete much longer and she also respects the decision St-Pierre made:

“Georges had just passed the record for most time ever spent in the Octagon,” Rousey said. “He just broke the record. No one spent as much time as him ever in the Octagon before, so can you really blame him for really feeling like he was done? No one reached that point yet. I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect him to do more. If he wants to do more, awesome, go for it. But if he expects him to be done, he’s done, that’s fine. Go rest. You deserve it. You don’t have to risk your life for anyone.”

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