GSP’s Mentor: “I Think Georges Will Abandon His Belt”
As more pictures, stories, and tweets continue to pop up about a resting Georges St. Pierre and what the future may hold for #1 contender Johny Hendricks, we are flooded with whispering and rumors from outside sources that are alluding to GSP’s possible departure from mixed martial arts. No one is creating more of a buzz than his mentor, Kristof Midoux.
Midoux has been reported as talking about a possible retirement from the welterweight champ weeks before the UFC 167 showdown and all of his interviews have given an eerie, if not seemingly one-sided look at what may be going on with GSP. When speaking with Le Journal de Montreal, Midoux recently had this to say:
“I think Georges will abandon his belt and there will be a world championship without him. The decision is up to him and I expect him to come back from vacation to sit and talk with him.”
“But he is aware that he needs to rest. It must leave room for anything else in his heart.
I think he made the biggest career in this sport, but if he decides to return, for any reason, I will not be in his corner. I do not want to see him suffer more, having accomplished what all dream to accomplish.
He has another life [that] awaits. I think he has many other things to do, instead of trying to find out who is the strongest in the world, because he has proved that it was him.”
Though most would agree that GSP has put in a lot of work and has surely proven himself as a true champion of the sport, many people are saying that it doesn’t seem like his time to go. And with his constant updating on his state of mind being “better” and how relaxed he’s feeling on vacation, I personally don’t get many clues from Georges that he’s trying to leave either.
Tell me what you think: do you feel that Georges St. Pierre is ready to walk away dangling the belt, or do you feel that his mentors words are merely assumptions and personal hopes for the champ?