GSP Explains The One And Only Reason He Returned To Fighting

GSP is set to return at UFC 217.

“Rush” says he is here for one reason, legacy.

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre has returned to the UFC after a nearly four year hiatus from the sport. Now set to face middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping, St-Pierre is returning in a new division. Better yet, he’s returning for a title fight.

While the fight does not have an official date yet, it is likely not going to be too far away. St-Pierre believes he doesn’t have terribly long left in the sport.

St-Pierre delved into the concept on a recent addition of The MMA Hour.

As transcribed by MMA Fighting, St-Pierre explained

“I walk around at 185, 190 pounds. I’m going to fight at 185 right now. I even know some guys who fight at 155 (who) walk around in the off season at a bigger weight than I am. I can possibly fight in those three divisions. But I’m back for one reason, I want to make history. I’m going to be 36 years old when I’m going to fight, and it’s all going to depend on what’s going to happen and how it’s going to happen.

“I have no desire to fight until I’m 40-something years old. These are my last fight few that I’m going to do, and I want to pick them very carefully. And when I say carefully, I [mean] that I want to make the biggest fights possible. The fights that are going to cement my legacy as the best of all-time. And that’s what I want to do, I want to make history. And maybe I’m going to fail, but at least if I fail, I’m going to have no regrets when I’m going to be 50 years old.”