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Georges St-Pierre reveals free agent status

Georges St-UFC Pierre's contract has expired. The former two-division UFC champion said on Friday that his agreement with the organization, which is based in Las Vegas, has reached its expiration date and is thus coming to an end.

At the ceremonial weigh-ins for Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, St-Pierre talked to MMA Junkie about the most recent advancement in his professional life. He claimed that:

“I don’t know the exact date, but I’m glad I’m free,” St-Pierre said. “I can do whatever I want. But my days of trying to prove I’m the strongest guy in the world are gone, you know what I mean.

“My heart is not there anymore to do this. I just enjoy being here as a promoter. I’m healthy, which is the most important, wealthy and I don’t need to do it, I do it because I love it.”

Since defeating Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight championship in 2017, St-Pierre hasn't engaged in athletic competition. The Canadian was rumored to return to the cage for the most anticipated fight against the former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. It was a dream fight declared by the Russian’s late father, but it never came to fruition.

St-Pierre claims he has no interest in competing at the highest level, but he is open to lower-level opponents.

“I could do something, but it needs to be something well organized, and maybe something where the risks of injury are to the minimum, not something that’s too crazy because my days of competing are over,” St-Pierre said. “If I do it, I will do it well and train my ass off. You never say never, but it needs to be in the right timing. We’ll see.”

Although he left the door open for a return, in a recent interview Georges St-Pierre praised Nate Diaz for leaving the UFC on his terms but ruled out the possibility of the MMA veteran and Nate Diaz ever confronting one other in a boxing ring.

Similar to the Stockton native, "Rush" retired after capturing the middleweight belt and left the UFC on his terms. With championships in two divisions, the Canadian is acknowledged as one of the greatest athletes to ever compete in the sport.

Georges St-Pierre expressed nothing but admiration for Nate Diaz when asked if he would accept the opportunity to participate against the welterweight in boxing, but he declined the offer, saying he is content with his retirement.

"I wish him [Nate Diaz] the best of luck for whatever he does next, his upcoming project. I admire him because he stood up for what he believes is right, not a lot of guys does that... Boxing is a very different sport than mixed martial arts, but I think he can do well... [He's a] very, very good striker. No [I won't box him], I'm done. I don't miss fighting at all, I made peace with it. I retired on top and I love to train, I love the lifestyle, but I'm not competing."

The undisputed all-time greatest welterweight hasn't competed inside the octagon in nearly nine years, and despite persistent rumors that he'll join the UFC again, the Hall of Famer is content with his decision to retire.


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