Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion and longtime king of pay-per-view (PPV), Georges St. Pierre, is never coming back to mixed martial arts (MMA), in part because he's no longer hungry. That, and he's wealthy after a successful career in combat sports.
That's according to UFC President Dana White, who broke the hearts of Canadian fight fans during a recent Q&A session in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (watch it below), while promoting the upcoming UFC 193: "Rousey vs. Holm" PPV event in November.
The Sun transcribes:
"I don't think so, buddy, I'm sorry. GSP's rich, man, he's hanging out and he's living the good life. In this sport you have to be hungry. You have to jump out of bed every day and want it. You've gotta want to win, you've gotta want to be a world champion. He's had it. He's accomplished all that stuff. He's made a lot of money, he's accomplished a lot of things. I don't see him ever coming back, no."
St. Pierre, 34, walked away from MMA in late 2013, citing personal and professional problems (like this). In his absence, Johny Hendricks went on to tussle with Robbie Lawler for the welterweight title, which now belongs to "Ruthless" and will be defended at UFC 195.
On the bright side, St. Pierre's successor is still just 26 years old...