Former two division UFC champion Georges St. Pierre hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since defeating Michael Bisping to win the UFC Middleweight Title at UFC 217.
Despite many MMA fans calling GSP the greatest of all time, it is a sentiment that St. Pierre doesn’t share himself.
“I don’t really consider myself the greatest in my era. It’s a subject I can debate for a long time,” said St. Pierre during press conference in Australia. “There is no baddest man on the planet. Nobody is invincible, and even though you are the champion, it doesn’t mean that there is not another man on the planet that couldn’t beat you at that particular day, at that particular time, at that particular moment. I became world champion at a certain moment, particular time and location.”
GSP has been teasing a return to action as of late, stating that he would like to fight the winner of the UFC 229 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
A major factor in GSP wanting to fight the UFC 229 main event winner is that it would build upon his legacy.
“The thing that excites me is what can improve my legacy,” St. Pierre said. “I would be interested in (facing winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor). That’s a win-win situation, it’s a legacy upgrade, and it’s good money.”
UFC President Dana White shot down the fight recently, saying that since GSP has already vacated two titles before, it wouldn’t make sense to allow him to fight for another piece of UFC gold.