It looks like Georges St-Pierre is seriously considering a comeback to the octagon.
The former UFC welterweight champion’s boxing coach, Freddie Roach, told Fight Hub that GSP was planning a six week training camp to test whether or not he still has the desire to fight.
So we came up with a process. He’s going to train for a fight. He’s going to have a six-week training camp. At the end of the six weeks, if he feels like he’s ready to fight, and he’s hungry for it like he always has been, he’s going to do it. He would fight one more time.
GSP left the cage back in 2013 after citing personal issues. He took a sabbatical after a controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks, but GSP never used the word “retirement.” According to Freddie Roach, GSP could walk away for good if he’s not feeling it after the six-week test.
“If he doesn’t feel it and he feels like it’s just not there, he’s gonna let it go and he’s gonna retire,” Roach said. “I think it’s a really good idea. I think it’s really, really smart to do that, to see where he’s at in his mind.”
The MMA legend tore his ACL in the spring of 2014 ending any chance of a return that year. He has continued to train throughout the past 2 years with UFC hot prospect Sage Northcutt.
In an interview with RDS of Montreal last month, St-Pierre said he was getting the itch to return “more and more.” Now, it seems there is a greater possibility of seeing him in the cage once again.