KEY POINTS

  • UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is open to fighting Georges St-Pierre
  • St-Pierre is not motivated to make a comeback against anybody
  • Usman is likely to face Jorge Masvidal in a rematch

Georges St-Pierre might not be making his UFC return anytime soon not even against reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

For almost four years now, UFC fans have been yearning for St-Pierre to make an epic comeback.

GSP was previously linked to a super-fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, and now welterweight king Usman wants a piece of the 39-year-old.

Despite all the hype, St-Pierre’s stance on any of the said fights doesn’t change one bit. In fact, the legendary mixed martial arts fighter insists that the sport he once dominated offers nothing that interests him at the moment.

“To go back and give three months of my life in a training camp to get a win over Kamaru Usman doesn’t get me motivated,” St-Pierre recently told Sportsnet’s “Good Show with Ben Ennis & JD Bunkis.” “I don’t think there’s anything that would get me motivated to go back to competition now. I’m not sure.”

“Try to put yourself in my shoes and try to come back,” he continued. “First, if I come back to fight Kamaru Usman, I would literally have to leave the country. I would have to bring my coaches somewhere, find a base camp, fly in training partners to get ready for Usman. But leaving my home, I don’t want to do it. I’m healthy, I’m wealthy. It’s not appealing to me to lose three months of my life, the stress, to try and get a win over Usman.”

St-Pierre has been inactive since November 2017 when he dethroned former UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping.

Soon turning 40, “Rush” admitted that aside from lacking “motivation” to compete, he is not blinded by the possibility that he isn’t the same fighter the world has seen a few years ago.

“As time passed by, it’s getting less and less appealing,” the French-Canadian MMA icon conceded. “I wanted to compete at my best and now I’m at the point, are my best years behind me? They could be. Now I said to myself I don’t want to compete if my best years are behind me.”

“Your knowledge grows but your physicality is diminished,” he explained further. “I’m 39, gonna be 40 soon. If I would have done something, it would have needed to be something that was really special that would really get me to the core of my motivation.”

Should a mega-fight with St-Pierre doesn’t come to fruition, Usman is highly likely to defend his title with an active welterweight contender.

Like many expected, a rematch with Jorge Masvidal is being considered with both fighters already engaged in a war of words.

Georges St-Pierre 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. Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images