LAS VEGAS – Georges St-Pierre makes it clear to all that he won’t be involved in UFC President Dana White’s major projects for 2024.
Dana White recently suggested plans for a major super fight next year, leading to speculation about the involvement of former champion Georges St-Pierre. Despite being in top physical condition since his 2017 retirement, St-Pierre quickly clarified that he won’t be part of this event.
St-Pierre firmly stated to the reporters following Sunday’s UFC Fight Pass Invitational, “Absolutely not. I promise you, I always told myself that I would not fight in the cage after the age of 40. I don’t say I will never compete in any combat sport event, but a fight in a cage professionally in a serious thing for my legacy, I will not do it.”
St-Pierre was set to participate in a grappling match, rumored to be against his old rival Nick Diaz, at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. However, an injury sidelined him, leading him to serve as a commentator for the event instead.
While he has ruled out fighting, St-Pierre remains open to grappling, provided his shoulder fully recovers.
St-Pierre remarked, “I’m extremely competitive, and sometimes I forget that I’m 42, and I don’t give myself enough rest, and that’s why I think I partially tore my labrum, my subscap, and my rotator cuff. But my shoulder is getting better, and we’ll see how it goes.”
St-Pierre, once the reigning UFC welterweight champion for an extended period, has been absent from the combat sports arena since his comeback. After a hiatus of four years, he made a remarkable return by seizing the middleweight title from Michael Bisping in November 2017 at UFC 217.