UFC legend Georges St-Pierre is one of the most decorated champions in MMA history, and he’s also one of the most beloved. But MMA legend Chael Sonnen issued a contrarian’s point of view about St-Pierre via Instagram on Friday, and it happened in the most “Bad Guy” way possible.
“So GSP, very nice guy, very handsome guy, athletic and successful guy, turns out has a full head of hair and only shaved it by choice. What a d***,” Sonnen posted.
You can watch Sonnen’s video below.
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St-Pierre and Sonnen were contemporaries, but they never faced each other because they mostly competed in different weight classes.
St-Pierre, 39, from Canada, is a former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion. He’s considered by most pundits to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time. St-Pierre is one of only seven fighters in history who have won UFC championships in more than one division, and he’s stayed in such incredible shape over the years that he’s frequently thought to be on the comeback trail. St-Pierre’s hasn’t competed in MMA since beating Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship in 2017.
Sonnen, 43, is a retired MMA star who was never quite able to capture a world championship but was able to capture the hearts and minds of the general public. Sonnen parlayed his success on the mic into media gigs with ESPN and others after his career was over, and his YouTube channel with over 763,000 subscribers is one of the most popular in MMA.
Sonnen’s last UFC fight was a stoppage loss to Rashad Evans back in 2013. In perhaps a bit of irony, that fight happened at UFC 163: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks.
But Sonnen’s last MMA fight happened in 2019 under the Bellator MMA promotional banner. Sonnen retired after losing back-to-back fights against Fedor Emelianenko and Lyoto Machida.
Is GSP Coming Back?
St-Pierre has been challenged numerous times over the last few years by other fighters, but he’s not jumped at the chance to make a comeback.
The last fighter who tried to lure St-Pierre back into the Octagon was current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after his last fight at UFC 258.
“Georges can still do it. Georges, I see you still training. If there’s potential for that big fight, if Georges wants to come back, of course. Georges can cut the line, absolutely,” Usman said
But St-Pierre didn’t accept that challenge, and it’s become increasingly unlikely over the last year or so that the fighter makes a comeback.
The closest St-Pierre maybe came to getting back into the cage was against recently retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
But Nurmagomedov retired after winning his last fight at UFC 254 in 2020, and the intergenerational superfight between GSP and Khabib now seems to have gone up in smoke for good.
Regardless, St-Pierre does tease comebacks enough on social media to at least leave the idea of him returning somewhat feasible.
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