Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is quickly running out of title contenders, having already disposed of Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington and most recently, Gilbert Burns.
Which may explain why we’re now into reruns.
But after putting away “Durinho” at UFC 258 last weekend in Las Vegas (highlights), Usman broke the welterweight win streak record previously set by Georges St-Pierre and expressed further interest in welcoming “Rush” back to the Octagon for one last fight.
“Of course, I would like Georges,” Usman said at the UFC 258 post-fight press conference (watch it here). “But I don’t want Georges because of money or anything like that. Like I said, I’m a competitor. I want Georges because Georges left on top. Georges can still do it. I see him training. Georges! I’m watching you! I see you training! Georges can still do it.”
“To go back and give three months of my life in a training camp to get a win over Kamaru Usman doesn’t get me motivated,” St-Pierre recently told Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s The Good Show. “I don’t think there’s anything that would get me motivated to go back to competition now. I’m not sure.”
St-Pierre was previously interested in coming out of retirement to challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov; however, promotion president Dana White already took that fight off the table (because of this).
The French-Canadian phenom turns 40 in May.