Trainer: 'Georges St. Pierre not thinking about retirement and has lots of UFC fights left'

Copyright: Martin McNeil

Georges St-Pierre's UFC 167 title defense will not be his last, despite recent rumors of a pending retirement, according to TriStar head trainer Firas Zahabi.

Get yer facts straight, fella.

That was the message from Firas Zahabi, who shot down any and all retirement talk surrounding his star pupil, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, who briefly considered hanging up the gloves after his upcoming title fight in "Sin City."

Or so we thought.

Turns out that quote (read it here) was (cough) "taken out of context" and St-Pierre has no plans to leave the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) after he puts his 170-pound strap on the line against Johny Hendricks at the UFC 167 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Nov. 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (details).

Ariel Helwani with an update on UFC Tonight:

"I spoke to Firas Zahabi and he said the remarks were taken out of context. A lot of people thought he might retire after the fight with Johny Hendricks. But that's not what he said. He said that if GSP loses his drive through a training camp, then he'll retire. But he says it's been a great camp, best in two years. He's not thinking about retirement and has lots of fights left."

But to be fair, this is not the first time the St-Pierre camp has hinted at retirement.

And who could blame them?

"Rush" has been in the fight game for over a decade, accumulated a pretty penny over the years and already had major knee surgery. Plus, with offers outside the Octagon (like this one) beginning to pour in, it's only natural to think about the future.

One that could be dramatically altered if he gets run over by "Bigg Rigg."


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