Former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since defending his welterweight strap against Johny Hendricks.
Since then there has been a lot of talk about whether we will ever see St. Pierre in the Octagon again. Recently, St. Pierre returned to training, which sparked a lot of discussion pointing towards St. Pierre’s return.
The former champ caught up with MMA Canada recently to discuss his potential return from his indefinite hiatus.
“I don’t know if I will go back to competition. That’s why I didn’t call it ‘a retirement,’ I called it ‘a break’ because I don’t know. [Light heavyweight boxer] Bernard Hopkins has a good analogy. He says, ‘You can’t ask a woman who just gave birth and suffered for many hours if she will have another baby again.’ Same thing for me when I got out of competition.”
“People ask me, ‘Are you coming back?’ I just don’t know. Right now, I just came back from a knee injury, I took a break, had the knee injury, just came back from rehab. It’s time for me to enjoy my life. Training, do it for fun. We’ll see. I need some time.”
“I used to program myself to do certain moves that used to pull my ACL tendon. For me, if I compare it to a train track, I need to re-learn the movement a better way that I don’t put my ACL in jeopardy. To learn it where I’m automatically in the right position when I level [change], when I jump, when I turn. The train will not derail on a good track. The more powerful you go the more the train will derail.”
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