If fans were anticipating the return of a legendary figure for the UFC 300 main event, they might be disappointed, especially if the legend in question is Georges St-Pierre.
During a Q&A session at Bangtao Muay Thai gym in Thailand, the former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion addressed rumors about his involvement in the milestone event on April 13th. St-Pierre clarified that he had not received an offer for a fight at UFC 300, emphasizing his lack of desire to make a comeback to mixed martial arts.
“I want to make it clear that it’s just a rumor. I’ve never been offered a fight for UFC 300, and I have no intention of returning to compete in mixed martial arts,” St-Pierre stated during the session.
Although there were discussions about St-Pierre facing his former rival Nick Diaz at the recent UFC Fight Pass Invitational, the plans were scrapped due to an injury. St-Pierre expressed hesitancy about committing to competition until his shoulder fully recovers. He explained that he was supposed to participate in a grappling competition but had to withdraw due to the ongoing recovery process.
“I was supposed to come back and compete in a grappling competition, but because I had an injury, I’m still not fully recovered. There are things I cannot do right now, like light wrestling and light grappling. I have to be very careful. I can hit pads, but I’m not fully recovered yet,” St-Pierre shared.
Reflecting on his interest in grappling, St-Pierre highlighted that it was more of a recreational pursuit for him, offering less risk compared to mixed martial arts. He emphasized the enjoyment of the thrill of competition in grappling and acknowledged that it would be a win-win situation for everyone, including the fans.