Firas Zahabi has been talking a lot about GSP of late, which makes sense as he is GSP’s guru in charge of his training and his current meal ticket. Zahabi has been talking about GSP’s career a bit and implying that GSP will probably retire soon, as he was looking to defeat Hendricks and then have a super fight before he retired. But it looks like GSP isn’t going anywhere, as he appeared on the MMA Hour this week and said it was a bit premature.
Zahabi said that St-Pierre, who has been champion since April, 2008, has always maintained that when he hits the point that he loses his full motivation in his training camps, he will retire from the sport.
But Zahabi said that such is not the case now, as St-Pierre prepares to meet Hendricks on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas. While St-Pierre’s previous two training camps, for title defenses against Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz, weren’t so great because he was coming off a knee injury, the Hendricks camp has been his best in a long time.
“GSP has always that said if he loses the drive to really go through with a great training camp and push himself, then he will retire,” Zahabi said through Helwani. “GSP’s camp has been his best in years, last two not so great, because he was so rusty because of the knee injury.”