Longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been one of the most dominant champions of the profitable UFC era, winning the title twice, and holding the belt since his revenge win over Matt Serra at UFC 83. However, the champion may be lacking the motivation to keep proving himself time and time against according to a recent tweet from MMANouvelles:
— LP-MMANOUVELLES (@MMA_NOUVELLES) October 10, 2013
Georges St. Pierre (24-2) has avenged both losses in convincing fashion and arguably has faced the toughest competition to date for any UFC champion in history. He defeated the greatest welterweight of all time(at the time) in Matt Hughes twice, knocking him out in the second matchup to avenge his first ever defeat and submitting him in the second match up.
St. Pierre will be facing Johny Hendricks in his next matchup at UFC 167 on November 16. There are many fans and pundits that believe Hendricks will dethrone the long time champion. He has dynamite in his hands, and the wrestling credentials to make him a threat on the mat as well. St. Pierre has faced similar opponents in the past like Josh Koscheck and won with relative ease. However, this perceived lack of motivation may be all Hendricks needs to dethrone the champion next month.
Should GSP retire if he defeats Johny Hendricks? He has basically cleaned out the division and training partner Rory MacDonald is waiting in the wings to make his run at the title. It would be the champions 12th consecutive win, and the superfight with Anderson Silva may be no more with Silva losing the title to Chris Weidman. However, it could come to fruition if GSP defeats Hendricks and Silva defeats Weidman in their rematch at UFC 168 in December. If GSP does decide to retire at UFC 167, it would be a huge loss for the UFC as he is arguably their biggest and most consistent PPV draw.
What say you?