UFC legend Georges St-Pierre looks fight-ready in training with current Bellator Champion
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre looks as in shape as the day he retired in a video from Karate Combat of him discussing footwork with current Bellator Kickboxing Champion Raymond Daniels.
St-Pierre and Daniels talked about correct foot placement in certain scenarios in the minute-long video, but that is not what stands out.
During the talk of footwork, it is noticeable that St-Pierre has not missed a beat and still looks in just as much fight-ready shape as he did when he retired in February 2019.
St-Pierre, 41, could likely still step into the octagon and compete to a certain extent. He looked quick and agile when moving around with Daniels and still has some speed behind the punches.
Canada’s greatest-ever fighter, St-Pierre, has shown no sign of weakness and still wants to improve his craft and knowledge by talking with the 35-3 Daniels who is a master of footwork in his own right.
In a time where we see Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett ballooning up following his fights, it is pretty remarkable to see St-Pierre in such good shape despite not having fought since beating Michael Bisping to become the UFC middleweight champion in 2017. The win over Bisping extended St-Pierre’s winning streak to 13 straight fights.
There is not much difference between St-Pierre in the recent clip with Daniels and him in his bout with Bisping. It begs the question, could one of the sport’s GOATs make a return to the sport at some point?
Sure, he may be 41, but Glover Teixeira proved last year that age is just a number when he finally became the UFC light heavyweight champion at the age of 42 by beating Jan Błachowicz. Texeira became the second oldest UFC Champion in the promotion’s history behind Randy Couture who reclaimed the heavyweight belt at 43 years old.
In his 15-year MMA career, St-Pierre went an impressive 26-2 with two title reigns that include nine consecutive title defenses of his middleweight title. He did all this while competing against some of the welterweight division’s toughest guys such as B.J. Penn, Carlos Condit, and Nick Diaz. By claiming the middleweight belt St-Pierre became one of only seven fights to ever claim UFC gold in two different weight classes.
There are not many if any fighters in UFC history that have achieved what Georges St-Pierre has in the octagon and while unlikely he would return to the UFC or MMA in general it is not out of the realm of possibilities that he could still compete at the highest level.