A legend from the UFC is set to announce his retirement. According to multiple reports, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre plans to announce his retirement on Thursday.
According to a report from UFC insider Ariel Helwani, St-Pierre attempted to lock down one last fight before walking away from the sport. St-Pierre reportedly hoped to land a super-fight with lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, but failed to reach an agreement.
As a result, the former welterweight champ decided to walk away from the sport. He leaves as one of the most-decorated champions in UFC history.
Here's the announcement from Helwani.
After holding down the welterweight division for more than 2,000 days, St. Pierre walked away from the sport in 2013 after a controversial decision win over Johny Hendricks.
St-Pierre made his return to the Octagon in 2017 against middleweight champion Michael Bisping. After submitting Bisping in the third round, St-Pierre became the fourth person in UFC history to win a championship in multiple divisions.
He vacated the title not long after, announcing he was suffering from ulcerative colitis.
After vacating the middleweight title, he attempted to set up a fight with Khabib, but UFC president Dana White suggested he remain at welterweight rather than drop down to lightweight.