Georges St Pierre is off doing whatever Georges St Pierre does when he’s not training, but to fill the gap in Georges St Pierre news, here’s Georges St Pierre’s trainer Firas Zahabi teasing us some more with both the prospect of an Anderson Silva fight + GSP retirement:
“That’s something that after he comes back from vacation we’re going to have to sit down and talk about, Georges and me and his management,” Zahabi told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Cheap Seats” show on Tuesday. “It’s not a one-sided decision. The UFC is going to have to obviously tell us what they want to do. I think Georges would do either fight, to be honest with you.”
Both bouts intrigue Zahabi, though he does think a welterweight title defense against Hendricks would have to precede a bout against Silva if it’s going to happen.
“If he fights Hendricks, I think [St. Pierre] could fight for longer,” Zahabi said. “He could have more fights after that. If he fights Anderson Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to do, I think, anymore in his career. … Win or lose, I think he’ll probably end on that note, on Anderson Silva. Maybe that’s why it’s been pushed back a little bit, but I think when it does happen, it’ll be the last one because once he goes up a weight class, he’s never coming back down.”
So now there are two wild cards that could stand in the way of Johny Hendricks and Georges St Pierre – Georges’ upcoming role as Batroc the Leaper in the new Captain America movie and a possible Anderson Silva superfight. It doesn’t sound like GSP cares much whether he fights Hendricks or Silva first, so it’s basically the UFC’s call. And if it’s the UFC’s call, then it comes down to if they want Anderson to fight Georges before he fights Jon Jones or not – a reasonable possibility considering it would seem kinda silly if Andy did it the other way around. Dana White has made it no secret he wants one of those two big superfights in November for the UFC’s huge 20th anniversary event. Which one will it be?