“I’m starting to get the feeling, more and more, to come back. I watch the fights to see what’s going on in my division, and I’m staying in shape. It’s like a knife that I have to keep sharp just in case I ever decide to jump back in the mix. It’s not for sure that it won’t happen in 2015, but I’m not sure yet… I’m training hard. As you can see, I have some bumps and bruises. I didn’t get these from falling down stairs. Many of my regrets in life have nothing to do with things I have done, but rather things I didn’t do. And if I have one regret, it’s that I didn’t speak up sooner. In fact, I’ve been talking for a while, but they ignored it. At the end, I wanted to make the drug tests public. I should have insisted on that well before… We have to eliminate the technology factor in the sport. The sport needs to be based on talent, technique, athletic talent and not based on who has access to better technology. If I train with a team who supplies me with doctors and biochemists, obviously I am going to have a huge advantage. People have no idea, it makes a big difference. If you take a person and you add force, power, endurance and a new way to recuperate … it’s insane.”
Penick’s Analysis: GSP is dangling the return out there, but with every passing month it just seems unlikely we see him back in the cage. Still, he’s a competitor, and if he has that itch, then maybe he’ll actually return. If that happens, it’ll be a big fight for the UFC no matter whom he’s in there against, and it will be a way for him to try to reclaim some of that past glory once again. I’d pin it as still unlikely, but he’s leaving it open as a possibility here.