Georges St. Pierre retirement update: Trainer Firas Zahabi says chances of a 'Rush' return are 50/50

Whether or not Georges St. Pierre returns to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) is a coin flip at this point, according to his head trainer, Firas Zahabi.

Not much has been seen or heard from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre since his decision to step away from the fight game after his split decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Nov. 16, 2013, sans this quick interview at the airport and this sighting of him teaching a jiu-jitsu class.

But those around him have been giving what little info and/or opinions they have about what the future holds for the current 170-pound kingpin. While some -- including UFC President Dana White -- are confident "Rush" will return to the Octagon, others such as head trainer Firas Zahabi aren't too sure what the French-Canadian's next move will be.

In fact, according to the Tri-Star leader, it's pretty much a coin flip at this point, because Georges himself has no clue what he plans on doing regarding his fighting future.

His words to UFC Central:

"I don't know. It's 50/50 and I don't think [St-Pierre] knows either. I think if he ends it this way, it was good. He ended up with 'Fight of the Night.' An incredible seesaw battle. He showed heart, he showed guts, he showed he's a fighter... I've molded my gym around him but I'm going to keep doing what I do. I love martial arts and I definitely want to keep building fighters."

Countless rumors of sick family members, an unplanned pregnancy and pending lawsuits have been targeted as reasons behind the champ's decision to take a break from fighting. However, those rumors have since been iced by St-Pierre's family, as well as "GSP" himself.

All except this one, that is.

Nevertheless, the mystery as to whether or not the longtime welterweight champion returns to the Octagon still remains a mystery as does the real reason for his hiatus.

But if and when "Rush" does return, don't expect this guy to be in his corner.

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