This probably won't come as a surprise to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who seems to be getting used to the "crazy" comments from former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
At least this time, he's not "way out of line."
"Rush" has been enjoying some time off after surrendering his strap and walking away from the fight game in late 2013, citing a litany of personal issues and career burnout. While he has yet to officially "retire," St. Pierre will not commit to an Octagon return.
But if he did...
The longtime pay-per-view (PPV) king would be open to competing against the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight class, because it's less about 170-pounds of gold and more about the challenge. Even if it means lacing up the gloves against former heavyweight titleholder Brock Lesnar.
"I got to a point in my career that, even though I loved the belt, I wasn't fighting for it anymore. It had more to do with my opponent and the challenge. I rather fight a better fighter with no title on the line than fighting a regular fighter in a title fight. The fight itself is what interests me the most. Some fighters want to fight me because of my name, others for the money. I would fight Anderson Silva. I would even fight Brock Lesnar if it's a fair fight for both. I'm not afraid of anyone, but I'm not stupid (laughs). Many people think that a fight shows who's the toughest, but that's not my case. I see things in a professional and intelligent way."
So it sounds like St. Pierre is open to a "super fight" against a guy with a broken leg, or a professional wrestler who retired in 2011 after a career-ending battle with diverticulitis.
Yo, GSP! Alistair Overeem called! He wants his shtick back!
All kidding aside, St. Pierre has been paying attention to what has been going on inside the Octagon, undoubtedly a good sign for those fight fans holding out hope the French-Canadian will "Rush" back to the UFC by year's end, which according to this guy, is the ex-champ's expiration date.
And don't be surprised to see the outcome of this provide a little extra motivation.