With two of the old mixed martial arts greats Ken Shamrock (51 years old) and Royce Gracie (49 years old) taking each other on pretty soon at Bellator 149, the sound of 34 year old Georges St. Pierre returning to the UFC isn't really all that crazy.
But the legendary fighter has recently broken his silence on why he left the promotion and what he thought about a potential comeback.
In a new interview with Joe Buck on “Undeniable” the former UFC champion discussed his departure from the UFC, as well as his potential return.
His words via Fox Sports:
“The last two or three fights, I didn’t have fun. I did it because I had to, not because I wanted to and I had too much pressure, too much criticism, too much things for too long and it’s very hard when you’re world champion, all your life is directed (on that).
“Especially for me with my obsessive-compulsive disorder, I wanted to be the best in the world so everything I do, it’s directed on that. That’s all that mattered for me. I needed to step out of if to have a normal social life. To take a mental break of all that.”
The UFC wants GSP to return
“The truth is they’ve called me a few times. Sometimes they make the other people call me to have the message. The truth is if I want to be back, it’s going to be up to me to tell them when I want to get back.”
What do you think?
Should GSP return to the UFC?