Georges St-Pierre recently spoke with MMA Junkie about his current status on fighting and recovering from ACL surgery. Check it out below:
Recovering from his ACL surgery: “I had the same procedure on my right knee, and my leg came back stronger. I will have two good knees, so it will be a good thing.”
What does his future hold? “I’ve been doing this for a long time, since I was 19. I’m 33 now. When I fought (Carlos) Condit, I was very hungry. I was very happy to be there. I wanted to do it a lot. (Nick) Diaz, a little bit less. And the last training camp I had with (Johny) Hendricks, I didn’t have the same motivation. It went down, and I need to get back to that feeling of hunger. I need to get the motivation back. It’s hard, because it’s always the same routine, the same thing. And I need to fix some things in my life to make it more efficient. Once everything can be done, 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 won the Welterweight belt against Matt Serra back in 2008. He went onto to beat Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy and Josh Koscheck.
In his last four fights he went undefeated, but was his closest fights to date. He beat Jake Shields via Unanimous Decision at UFC 129 – St. Pierre vs. Shields on Apr / 30 / 2011, Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision at UFC 154 – St. Pierre vs. Condit on Nov / 17 / 2012 and then Nick Diaz via Unanimous Decision at UFC 158 – St. Pierre vs. Diaz on Mar / 16 / 2013.
His last fight was against Johny Hendricks that he won by split Decision, which a lot of people thought that Hendricks won that fight at UFC 167 in November of 2013. He retired right after that fight.