Georges St-Pierre rules out fighting Kamaru Usman despite UFC legend thinking ‘I can beat these guys’

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has ruled out fighting welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

The 39-year-old hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2017 when he defeated Michael Bisping for the middleweight strap.

Georges St-Pierre has admitted that he has no plans to reverse his retirement to fight Kamaru Usman

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Georges St-Pierre has admitted that he has no plans to reverse his retirement to fight Kamaru UsmanCredit: AP:Associated Press

And that encounter was GSP’s first bout since November 2013 where he ended a four-year hiatus in epic fashion after forcing Bisping into submission in the third round.

The Canadian – who regularly shows off his impressive physique on social media – was called out by Usman after he outpointed Jorge Masvidal at Fight Island to retain his world title.

The Nigerian Nightmare tied St Pierre’s record for most successive welterweight wins at 12 but won’t get the chance to make history against the man himself.

GSP hailed Usman as one of the smartest fighters but admitted he’s not ready to step back into the Octagon.

He told TMZ Sports: “I think for me it’s better if I stay retired. It’s not worth it for me.

“Sometimes I’m watching the fights and I’m like, ‘Man I think I can beat these guys’ or after when I’m done training I feel like I’m very confident.

“But, after I go home at night and I’m thinking about all that crazy thoughts and I’m like ‘I’m gonna be 40 years old soon, do I really wanna go back and do a hardcore training camp of 2 months? Put myself in jail so to speak and get ready for hell? I’m like, no I don’t.

“I’ve done it for a very long time and unfortunately there’s too many guys that retire too late and I do not want to be one of these guys.

“I’m very fortunate, I’m healthy most importantly and I’m also wealthy.

“I came out at the right time, I made a lot of money and I think the problems are when I matured and calculated the pros and cons, it’s better that I stay retired.”

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Welterweight champion Usman tied GSP’s record for most successive wins after he out-pointed Jorge MasvidalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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