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Thursday, 10/17/2013, 06:30 am

Zahabi Retracts: GSP not planning on retiring anytime soon

Last week, Tristar gym coach Firas Zahabi, stated that if longtime UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, lost the motivation to train, he may retire after his next bout. 

Yesterday, Zahabi clarified his comments, noting that they were taken out of context:

“GSP has always said that if he loses the drive to really go through with a great training camp and push himself, then he will retire,” Zahabi said through Helwani. “GSP’s camp has been his best in years, last two not so great, because he was so rusty because of the knee injury.”

GSP’s previous two training camps, were for title defenses against Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz, both of whom he defeated by unanimous decision.

St. Pierre will look to make it 9-straight title defenses in a row, when he takes on number 1 contender Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167 on November 16, which takes place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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2 Comments to Zahabi Retracts: GSP not planning on retiring anytime soon

  1. drew says:

    the real gsp, the not scared gsp is a deadly opponent all around and fun to watch but these past fights are brutal dude…after hendrix beats gsp id like to see gsp go up to MW or go down to 155 and challenge pettis which might be to hard because hes a big welterweight in some respects

    • UFC 84 Forever says:

      What was wrong with the Condit fight? He was hungry as all hell and showed real glimpses of the old GSP in that fight. It’s like people forget the Condit fight, or I must have watched a different fight. GSP is not big nor small for a Welterweight; he’s sort of in the middle, going up wouldn’t do great for him and going down wouldn’t either. On that note, I would love to see vintage GSP against Hendricks, but I won’t hold my breath.

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