No one who's been paying attention all these years should be the least bit surprised that, even in semi-retirement, it was Georges St-Pierre who showed us how it should be done.The now-former UFC welterweight champion announced Friday that he's vacating the title, taking a break from MMA, and going in search of a "normal" life. Not quite as decisive or final as some of the other exits we've seen, but that's part of what's so great about it.
“I’ve never fought anybody like him. But he’s never fought anybody like me,” St. Pierre told The Canadian Press. “So we’re both unique. We’re going to clash and see who’s the best man.”
MONTREAL – It wasn't the worst beating ever seen in the octagon, but UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre thoroughly dominated challenger Nick Diaz en route to a clearcut unanimous-decision win.
"Georges has been a great champion and he's been great for the company and if he wants another fight, we'll make it for him," White said Wednesday at a news conference attended by a throng of media and about 100 fans. "We knew Nick wanted the fight, so it worked out."
Striking coach Phil Nurse took one look at Georges St-Pierre in the locker-room before his UFC 154 main event and had a flashback to April 2008.
“Somebody asked me in the locker-room, ‘How’s Georges looking?’ I said ‘You know what? The last time I saw him like this is when he flattened Matt Serra at the same arena,“’ Nurse told The Canadian Press.