Georges St-Pierre says he’s VERY flattered by Kamaru usman‘s call-out … but he’s just not ready to retire and return to the Octagon.
“I think for me it is better that I stay retired”, says GSP TMZ Sports … “It’s not worth it for me.”
Of course, GSP officially retired in 2019 – saying he wanted to leave while he was still on top (his last fight was a 17-game win over Michael Bisping).
But GSP, 39, still trains like a maniac – and those close to him say he’s still in danger.
In fact, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman called him up earlier this month – saying he’d love to bring GSP out of retirement for one last fight before he really flies off to the world. sunset.
But, St-Pierre tells us he’s given it some serious thought … and he just doesn’t feel any return – at least not yet.
“Sometimes I watch the fights and I’m like, ‘Dude, I think I can beat these guys’ or after I finish training I feel very confident,” GSP says.
“But, after I get home at night and think about all these crazy thoughts and I’m like, ‘I’m going to be 40 soon, do I really want to go back and do a training camp? 2 month hardcore “Put me in jail so to speak and prepare for hell? I’m like, no I don’t. “
“I’ve been doing this for a very long time and unfortunately there are too many guys who retire too late and I don’t want to be one of those guys.”
“I’m very lucky, I’m mostly healthy and I’m also rich. I got out at the right time, I made a lot of money and I think the problems are when I have matured and calculated the pros and cons, I had better stay in retirement. “
GSP had nothing but praise for Usman – claiming the guy was one of the smartest fighters and had big things in his future … but he’s just not ready to fall for the moment.
But watch the entire clip … St-Pierre says he’s always up for an offer if the UFC calls him.
So, Dana … the ball is in your camp.