Georges St-Pierre, a former three-time Welterweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has hinted a return to the UFC. The Canadian semi-retired mixed martial artist is going to attend a training camp for six weeks before he makes his decision on whether to fight or retire.

GSP has been training at the Renzo Gracie academy with eminent grapplers like Gary Tonon and others. He also spent a few days in LA visiting Freddie Roach’s gym. His long-time coach Firas Zahabi has also hinted at a potential return. Zahabi said Georges will beat anybody if he prepares with a training camp and added he thinks his star student has lots of fighting left.

St-Pierre decided to vacate the 170 lbs. title after he defeated Johny Hendricks in a controversial split decision in 2013. In September this year, UFC president Dana White said he believes GSP will never return and also remarked GSP is rich and is living the good life. White said you have to be hungry in this sport and want to be a world champion and Georges St-Pierre has already accomplished that and he does not see GSP ever coming back.

Georges St-Pierre recently pledged public support for longstanding rival Nick Diaz who bas banned for five years and heavily fined after he tested positive for marijuana. GSP remarked the ban imposed on Diaz was questionable, at the very least and also remarked the ban is huge especially when you think about Anderson Silva and other guys who were doping and received a lighter suspension compared to Nick.

 GSP also commented that he believes the Nevada State Athletic Commission wanted to make an example out of him to send a message because Nick is a colorful character who talks a lot and makes a lot of noise. Georges St-Pierre also said that fighters who have failed drug tests for marijuana should be treated differently than those who use anabolic steroids and other performance enhancers. The former three-time Welterweight Champion said marijuana could help someone that suffers from anxiety, but it won’t make you stronger or more powerful and he does not believe it should be judged upon so severely.

St-Pierre, considered by many as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, was ranked as the #1 welterweight in the world for many years by Sherdog and several other publications. Born on 19 May 1981 in Quebec, Georges St-Pierre took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, and boxing when he was 16. He received a black belt in Kyokushin before he turned professional at the age of 21. The MMA fighter made his UFC debut at UFC 46 and defeated highly ranked Karo Parisyan by unanimous decision in his first fight and then went on to defeat Jay Hieron at UFC 48 via technical knockout in only 1:42 of the first round. GSP defeated former UFC welterweight champion B.J. Penn at UFC 58 to become the No. 1 contender for the UFC welterweight title and won the match by split decision.

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