Cape Town - Georges St-Pierre is back... Well almost.
On Mondays edition of The MMA Hour the former
long-time welterweight champion told Areil Helwani that his practice
training camp was a "success" and that if a deal between himself and
the UFC could be done then he would most certainly look to get back in the octagon.
For many months there have been rumours and speculation
regarding the future hall-of-famer regarding his future inside the octagon.
St-Pierre (25-2) has not fought since a UFC 167 victory over Johnny Hendricks
in what was consecutive title defence number 9 for the French-Canadian
"Exactly. That's what I'm saying,"
St-Pierre said when asked if he was returning. "I'm ready. I'm an
emotional guy. My agents, even before I came on the show today, they briefed
me. They said, ‘don't say this, don't say that.' They briefed me, they said,
‘we're in negotiations, remember, blah, blah, blah.' Like, yeah, yeah, yeah,
don't worry, I'm not a kid. But I'm an emotional guy, and when I get emotional
sometimes, I say things that are necessarily in the best of my interests, and
I'm trying to not go overboard with that.
"But the only thing is, I love my sport
and I still feel I'm at my best right now. The clock is running. I'm not
getting any younger. I'm in the peak of my career and if there is a shot, there
is another goal, another run, I better do it and do it quick, because it is
time to do it now."