“I’m going to tell you the truth: I always train. I started training when I was 7 years old. I’ve never stopped. Training is part of my life, so it doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean I’m going to be back or not.
“Whether I retire or not or come back or not, I’m always going to be training. I like to feel in shape and feel good in my own skin. That’s why I’m training.”
“I didn’t feel that hunger, that will to fight. When I fought Johny Hendricks, I was like, ‘If you put happiness on a scale, who would be more happy to win the title? Me to win another title, or would it be Johny Hendricks to win the title for the first time?’ I realized the guys who were coming, the new guys, they would be way more happy than me to win a title.”
“When you lost the motivation, you cannot reinvent yourself, and you stay the same Georges St-Pierre you are, and for me, it was time for me (to walk away). After the (Hendricks) fight I was like, ‘Man, you need to take time off to see where I’m going. I have a lack of motivation and I don’t want to wait until it’s too late.’
“If you lose a race in another sport, it’s not bad. But if you lose a fight in mixed martial arts, you get damage. It’s very bad. I wanted to take some time off to see where I’m going. If I ever come back, it’s going to be important for me to reinvent myself and become a much better version than I was.”
In a recent interview with Chael P. Sonnen, former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre discussed a possible return to action, what lead to his leave, and more.
Chael P. Sonnen, has a new podcast called, “You’re Welcome With Chael Sonnen”. Check it out HERE.