The UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman once again proved why he is the best Welterweight in UFC with a win against his former teammate Gilbert Burns at UFC 258’s main event.
With this win, he also surpassed the record of UFC’s G.O.A.T Georges St-Pierre for the highest consecutive wins in the Welterweight division. In the post-fight interview, Usman also said he wants to face GSP.
Usman says he wants to face ‘Rush’ for his legacy. “Of course, I would like Georges, but I don’t want Georges because of money or anything like that. Like I said, I’m a competitor.”
“I want Georges because Georges left on top. Georges can still do it. I see him training. Georges! I’m watching you! I see you training! Georges can still do it.”
“So if there’s potential for that big fight and Georges wants to come back, then of course Georges can cut the line – absolutely. But I’m not necessarily worried about a big-money fight.”
Georges St-Pierre isn’t finding the motivation to return
Although Kamaru Usman broke the record that GSP holds but even that doesn’t seem tempting enough for him to come back. In his latest interview at ‘The Good Show’, GSP responds to Usman’s fight call.
St-Pierre says, “To go back and give three months of my life in a training camp to get a win over Kamaru Usman doesn’t get me motivated, I don’t think there’s anything that would get me motivated to go back to the competition now. I’m not sure.”
Not only that GSP added that he isn’t sure that Khabib’s fight can make his comeback. He added, “Try to put yourself in my shoes and try to come back, First, if I come back to fight Kamaru Usman, I would literally have to leave the country.”
“I would have to bring my coaches somewhere, find a base camp, fly in training partners to get ready for Usman. But leaving my home, I don’t want to do it. I’m healthy. I’m wealthy.”
“It’s not appealing to me to lose three months of my life, the stress, to try and get a win over Usman. As time passed by, it’s getting less and less appealing. And I don’t think there’s anybody now that would make me come back. I’m good. I will always train and be in shape.”
“It seems like people want to see me go on my shield, A lot of guys wait too long to retire and they kind of go on their shield, and I never wanted to do this. I wanted to compete at my best and now I’m at the point, are my best years behind me?”
“They could be. I said to myself I don’t want to compete if my best years are behind me. Your knowledge grows, but your physicality is diminished.”
“I’m 39 – going to be 40 soon. If I would have done something, it would have needed to be something that was really special that would really get me to the core of my motivation. I don’t have the same motivation right now.”
“It’s not appealing to me. I’m a big fan. I like to watch fights. But I look at them with the stress and I’m like, ‘Hell no. I’m not doing it.’”