Georges St-Pierre (GSP) retired on Thursday in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In my judgement, he’s not merely the best fighter ever in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, but had one of the best-executed professional careers we’ve ever seen. From his debut to ascension to reign to sabbatical to return to retirement, no one has ever done it quite like GSP.
UFC legend Georges St-Pierre sits down for an exclusive interview with Ariel Helwani after announcing his retirement from mixed martial arts. GSP goes in depth on why a potential fight vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov never happened (1:00), his decision to retire on top of the game (5:34), and his relationship with UFC president Dana White (8:39). St-Pierre also details his favorite moment in the UFC (14:25), how he wants his legacy to be remembered (19:32), why he always detested fight day (21:35), and if GSP would have believed his career’s storybook ending (24:48).
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Check out Episode 35 of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show where Ariel speaks with guests: Stefan Struve (13:38), James Gallagher (29:47), Tatiana Suarez (48:09), Dustin Poirier (1:33:09), Firas Zahabi (1:48:21), Kron Gracie (2:10:50), Jeremy Stephens (2:30:19), Paul Felder (2:45:12), Robert Whittaker (2:54:27) and mystery guests in studio.
Brendan breaks down/makes picks for UFC 235 Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith and recaps UFC Fight Night Santos vs Blachowicz and Bellator’s Gallagher vs Graham. Also, breaking MMA & boxing news, George St-Pierre’s retirement and legacy, Tyson Fury’s rematch with Deontay Wilder in jeopardy, Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and stand-up comedian Luis J. Gomez discuss their plans for their first live show, what you should and shouldn’t censor your children from, Luis son’s James discovered Bisping’s fights and now he’s striking Luis, the Jussie Smollett situation, what’s next for the Empire star, and
Show open. Monday Morning Analyst: Luke Thomas looks ahead to the chances for underdogs and under appreciated at UFC 235. Dustin Poirier discusses his interim title fight at UFC 236 opposite featherweight champ Max Holloway, how the fight came about, more. Paul Felder gives us an update on his health condition, what’s next after defeating James Vick in Phoenix, more. Coach Greg Jackson joins us to preview Jon Jones’s upcoming bout against Anthony Smith at UFC 235, more. Sound Off. A Round of Tweets. Israel Adesanya discusses his impending UFC 236 bout with Kelvin Gastelum for the interim middleweight title.
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre retired Thursday. To discuss his career, I spoke with longtime trainer and friend Firas Zahabi. We discuss how a prospective fight opposite UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov would have gone, whether GSP is the greatest fighter of all time, his thoughts on GSP’s retirement, top moments from camps and fights and more.
The UFC has many excellent color commentators. Fighters like Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder are two particular favorites. Dominick Cruz, however, is the best of the bunch. His style earns criticism from people who don’t read books and just want an auctioneer or master of ceremonies to mindlessly entertain them.
Ariel Helwani details Georges St-Pierre’s legacy and says he has nothing left to prove in the UFC – but wonders if Khabib Nurmagomedov’s pleas over social media could be enough to change GSP’s mind about retirement. Chael Sonnen isn’t buying St-Pierre retiring and thinks GSP is using the announcement as a marketing tool to eventually set up a fight with Khabib.