Georges St-Pierre (GSP) is to set to retire Thursday, according to a report from TSN, the Canadian ESPN. That report stated GSP decided to call it career after an attempted bout with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov failed to materialize.
Was the UFC right for failing to make this fight? It depends. After GSP defeated Michael Bisping and won the middleweight title only to immediately drop it, the UFC likely didn’t want that happening. Lightweight already has existing problems trying to get the right fights made for Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz. If it was a money issue, they still likely reached the right outcome. If the bout was a possibility for a 165-pound division and the UFC still balked, that would be a mistake.