Georges St-Pierre lists two big names he wanted to fight before retirement


Georges St-Pierre has revealed the two fighters he wanted to face before retiring from mixed martial arts.

Within the context of the UFC, very few fighters can claim to have made a bigger impact than Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian sensation is a former two-weight UFC champion at both welterweight and middleweight, with his work at 170 really serving as his defining legacy in the sport.

St-Pierre is regularly featured in the greatest of all-time conversation and even though some would favour Jon Jones above him, he has the kind of record that’s almost impossible to argue against.

It’s been more than three years since the veteran decided to walk away from MMA and although there’s been speculation that he could come back, he has yet to break that retirement.

Throughout the course of his remarkable career he faced the best of the best at welterweight and even some Hall of Famers, but along the way, there was always a burning desire for him to battle a few other stars of his generation.

During a recent interview, GSP revealed the two fighters he wishes he could’ve faced more than anyone else.

Video: Georges St-Pierre reveals his dream fights

“I always wanted to be known as the best and be the best, and there are two fights that never materialized that could have been made – but for certain reasons did not materialize,” St-Pierre said. “The first one was against Anderson Silva, and the other one was against Khabib, but for certain reasons it did not happen.”

“When you’re a fighter, you need the two fighters and the promoter to make a fight happen,” St-Pierre said. “Even if the two fighters want, but the promoter doesn’t make it happen, it’s not going to happen. Each fighter brings their terms that they want, then they negotiate, and then it’s up to the promoter to make that happen. It did not happen for these two guys.”

Leaving on his own terms

One thing about Georges St-Pierre is that he was, and still is, an incredibly respected figure across the entire scope of MMA and beyond. Even without the Khabib and Anderson fights on his resume, he has proven time and time again that he understands what it means to be a champion.

In his current chapter, he continues to watch and admire how the sport grows even further and cements itself as a dominant presence in the combat space.

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