GSP’s trainer Firas Zahabi believes former champ is “going to make a splash soon”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

George St. Pierre (photo by Jason Silva © USA Today Sports)

“Georges is in Montreal right now. He’s getting his body in shape and we’re going to explore options in the near future. I don’t put any pressure on Georges. I don’t ask him if he wants to fight. He tells me whether he wants to fight or not. I sit there and listen to him. I think personally, these are not his words, there is more fight in him. I think he loves the sport and he gets excited about the idea of fighting again. I see him in practice all the time and the guy is incredible. He’s still the best. I think Georges is going to make a splash soon… The six-week camp is just to see what his body feels like. [UFC president] Dana White has said people don’t do things like that and it’s bulls***, but Georges does that. He will go through the pain of a six-week camp just to see where his body is. You don’t want to sign up for a fight and four weeks in, your body isn’t holding up. He’s enjoying it right now. If he continues to enjoy it, he’ll keep doing it.”

-Georges St-Pierre’s longtime trainer Firas Zahabi talks to about why he thinks the former Welterweight Champion will have a big 2016.

Penick’s Analysis: It would be great to see him come back if and only if he’s feeling it’s the right thing for him to do. If his body is healthy, his mind is fully into the return, and he’s ready to get back to the grind, he’s still one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. If he feels he’s still got more he’d like to do in the sport, he’ll be welcomed back. Now, if his return means it’s going to be a diminished St-Pierre after more than two years out, and he comes back for anything other than a significant and intriguing fight, then it’s not going to be something we need to see. Hopefully it’s the former, and hopefully we find out something more soon.

[Photo (c) Jason Silva via USA Today Sports]

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