Former UFC middleweight champ Georges St-Pierre explained why he decided to part ways with the UFC and revealed the only fighter he wants to fight should he make a return.

French-Canadian MMA superstar St-Pierre, or simply known as GSP, recently spoke with TSN and what he had to say cleared out some important issues about his stellar career.

St-Pierre has not fought inside the octagon since he cut the reign of former middleweight champ Michael Bisping at UFC 217. Speculations about his decision to walk away from the sport emerged, but a few days ago, the 38-year-old MMA star finally addressed the issue.

"A lot of people are attention seekers, they retire to come back and retire to come back. I’m not that type of guy," St-Pierre said.

The legendary fighter then unveiled details of why he chose to retire once more.

"We tried to make that fight with Khabib and the UFC told us they had other plans. Khabib wanted the fight, I wanted the fight, but unfortunately it did not happen. That’s the reason why I retired," St-Pierre revealed.

After years of dominating the sport, St-Pierre appears to be more mindful of his health and safety now. He revealed that there are certain changes in his priorities at this point.

"For me, it’s a lot more to lose than to win now and the most important thing for me is my health," St-Pierre noted.

But fans should not lose hope as the MMA icon hinted at possible UFC comeback in a legacy fight with one of the premiere champs of the promotion.

"If I want the legacy fight, Khabib is the man to beat right now. He’s the best fighter in the world right now to me. Undefeated and he hasn’t shown any kind of weakness. Nobody has ever come close to solving the puzzle, so that’s why it was very interesting for me," St-Pierre said.

Indeed there is a reason why the UFC would not let the Khabib Nurmagomedov-GSP fight happen. One of the obvious reasons is the fact that the two fighters are not in the same weight class. Nonetheless, it is good to know that St-Pierre has kept the doors open for a comeback and more importantly, the UFC star has let the fans know who he really wants to fight should he ever make a return.

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Georges St-Pierre did not rule out fighting either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor. In this picture, St-Pierre of Canada enters the octagon for his UFC middleweight championship bout against Michael Bisping of England during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 4, 2017. Mike Stobe/Getty Images