Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre appeared on “The MMA Hour” Monday and announced plans to return to fighting.
Under a condition.
St-Pierre, now 35 years old, left the sport following a 2013 title defense vs. Johny Hendricks. “Rush” currently holds a 25-2 record and has not lost since 2007.
“I’m ready,” he said (thanks to MMAFighting.com for transcribing). “I’m an emotional guy. My agents, even before I came on the show, they briefed me. They said, ‘don’t say this, don’t say that. We’re in negotiations, remember.’
“I’m not a kid. 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.”
GSP dominated the 170-pound division for six years, earning wins over Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, Jake Shields, Josh Koscheck and BJ Penn to name a few.
“I have a lot to lose in this, because I finished on top,” St-Pierre said. “I finished as champion, and that’s the way everybody would like to leave the sport – on top, healthy and wealthy and I did it. If I go back and, it needs to be for something big. I think for my first fight, it needs to be for something big, and that’ll give me the swing and the momentum to do it again and again and again for another run.”