Georges St-Pierre Isn’t Committing to a Move to Lightweight, Still Wants to Fight

Georges St-Pierre says despite comments about being interested in fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor, that doesn't necessarily mean he's dropping down to lightweight.

Georges St-Pierre still wants to fight but that doesn’t mean he’s already making a drop down to 155 pounds.

The former two-division UFC champion had said during a tour of Australia just recently that he’s only interested in fights that would add something to his legacy and facing the winner of the upcoming title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor would qualify.

St-Pierre has said in the past that he’s probably built for the lightweight division despite competing at welterweight for most of his career. Then recent photos came out showing a slimmed down St-Pierre that prompted speculation that he was already making the move down to lightweight.

“I didn’t say I was going to do it,” St-Pierre said recently at an appearance to promote one of his sponsors via SportsNet. “People headlined me the wrong way, to sell articles. That’s the society we live in.”

According to St-Pierre, the weight loss is real but that’s due to a new diet he’s using that includes intermittent fasting after he developed ulcerative colitis following his lone bout at middleweight when he defeated former champion Michael Bisping.

“For my fight with Michael Bisping, I was trying to put on weight but I did it the wrong way,” St-Pierre said. “I ate a crazy amount of food. I almost threw up sometimes, with the stress and everything it overused my digestive system.

“Although I was obsessed with trying to gain weight, I should not have done it.”

As far as the future goes, St-Pierre still hopes to return for another fight but when that might happy is anybody’s guess.

The 37-year old Canadian is staying in shape while getting past those internal problems he suffered after the fight with Bisping but there’s nothing planned for him in the near future.

St-Pierre’s goal still remains the same, however, as he wants to take fights that will add new chapters to his legacy rather than just taking any opponent offered to him.

“I want to come back for a good fight,” St-Pierre said. “I want to come back for a fight that I can win, that I can gain something in terms of legacy. Not only money, but in terms of legacy. Because I have a lot more to lose than to win.”

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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