Wow…It looks like former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is really back…
Although he’s been out of active competition since late 2013, Georges St-Pierre has never been out of the spotlight. Arguably the greatest welterweight champion ever, GSP left the sport on a low note, albeit on a ‘win.’
After a highly controversial split decision victory against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, ‘Rush’ shocked the MMA world. Vacating the title and turning his back on the UFC, St-Pierre was seemingly done with the sport.
Comeback Delay & Dad Body Pics
As 2017 rolled in, fans were beginning to doubt St-Pierre would ever compete again. Suddenly, out of the blue, a title fight with middleweight boss Michael Bisping was born. Turned out that was a short lived prospect.
Then cme the infamous ‘dad bod’ pic. Appearing to be considerably more flabby than the last time we saw him, St-Pierre was captured while filming a promo.
Here’s that pic:
That was the last week of April, and after seeing the pic, GSP said the following to The MMA Hour:
“I saw that picture. It’s disgusting.” St-Pierre said, “I had no idea when this picture came out. It is terrible. It is really bad. I have no idea.”
Clearly this has motivated the former 170-pound champion, and today he posted a this pic on Instagram, looking ripped and ready again:
Rush is Ripped
Here’s GSP’s comments on the injury that eventually led to the cancellation of the Bisping fight:
“Trust me, I’m not the kind of guy who thinks, ‘Hey, I’m going to make everybody wait for me. I don’t want to fight during the summer, I want to take my time …’
“That’s not the reason. If it were up to me, I would come back. The reason is I had a problem with my eye. I had an injury. My vision has not been back yet. It will be back. It’s something very minor. The doctor insisted for me that I don’t spar until September.”
“The UFC was aware of it,” St-Pierre told interviewer Justin Kingsley. “They knew I couldn’t fight during the summer, but they still insisted on doing that press conference with Michael Bisping. And when it happened, we were not very excited about the idea, but we wanted that fight, so we decided to do it, but then it turned into a negative thing because it took so long.
“But UFC knew. Everyone knew. The people concerned knew that that was the case, but they still tried to put pressure on me to fight in July. That’s the reason why I’m coming out public today about the reason why I’m not fighting this summer.”
“I always said that if I was coming back to fight, it needed to be a fight that excites me. I wanted to fight Michael Bisping because I wanted to fight someone that could elevate me. Michael Bisping is the champion now, and I think that he could elevate me as much as I could elevate him. I’m taking a huge risk coming back. I’m putting my legacy on the line.”