St-Pierre announces ‘retirement’ in the cage

Sunday, November 17, 2013

In his post fight interview with Joe Rogan, Georges St-Pierre expressed to the crowd that he would need to step away from the cage for a while. When Rogan pressed St-Pierre for a more definitive answer, the champion dodged the question a bit, but again expressed that he would be stepping away from the Octagon for a while for personal reasons.

His entire post-fight interview speech regarding retirement, transcribed:

“Everyone, there was a lot of talk about what was going to happen [after this fight]. I have a bunch of stuff happening and I need to hang up my gloves for a little bit. I hope my fans can appreciate [the decision]. Thank you to everyone , UFC and Johny Hendricks. I have to go away for a little bit … there are some personal things happening. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the UFC for giving me this chance. Thank you very much. I have to step away for a bit … that’s all I can say [for now]. I was getting punched in the head a little, later on I will make [my point]. I got to go away for a little but, I’m very emotional right now.”

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So for now, Georges St-Pierre is ‘hanging up his gloves’. What say you UG?