Georges St-Pierre seems to nonetheless be in excellent preventing situation forward of a attainable return to the UFC to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
‘Rush’, who retired from MMA in 2019, final fought at Madison Sq. Backyard nearly two years in the past when he defeated Michael Bisping to say the middleweight title.
But his biggest moments contained in the octagon got here at 170lbs and it seems as if he is probably not removed from his preventing weight.
GSP confirmed off his unbelievable physique in an Instagram video the place he displayed large athleticism by performing a sequence of flips and drugs ball throws.
In his caption of the publish, the 39-year-old wrote: “I’m making an attempt to maintain up with my routine,” St-Pierre wrote within the caption for his publish. All the time do not forget that consistency is essential!”
Earlier than his combat with Jorge Masvidal, defending welterweight champion Usman admitted the possibility to face the longer term Corridor of Fame entrant was extraordinarily engaging.
“I’d love GSP,” Usman informed the media forward of his profitable UFC 251 title defence in opposition to Jorge Masvidal.
“A loopy stat I simply discovered: after Saturday night time after defeating Masvidal, it will have taken the identical 1875 days that it took GSP to get 12 consecutive wins, and it will take me precisely 1875 days to get the very same 12 consecutive wins.
“We’re tied for that file and what option to break that file than preventing the person who had that file beforehand?”
Posting on their official Twitter feed, the UFC requested followers to vote for who the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ ought to face subsequent and conveniently slipped GSP into the ranks.
Gilbert Burns and Leon Edwards have been each additionally in rivalry for the best to face Usman subsequent, with each males holding legit claims to a title shot.
Edwards is on a sensational run and was scheduled to face Tyron Woodley at UFC London. Nonetheless, Burns took his alternative and appeared sensational in his two fights throughout lockdown – together with a win over Woodley.
Nonetheless, he contracted COVID-19 per week earlier than UFC 251 and was pressured to withdraw – leaving Masvidal free to take his place.