Firas Zahabi: Fighting Johny Hendricks Next Could Extend Georges St. Pierre’s Career
could fight Johny
next, but Anderson
is also a possibility, according to trainer Firas
“That’s something that after he comes back from vacation we’re
going to have to sit down and talk about, Georges and me and his
management,” Zahabi told the Sherdog
Radio Network’s “Cheap Seats” show on Tuesday. “It’s not a
one-sided decision. The UFC is going to have to obviously tell us
what they want to do. I think Georges would do either fight, to be
honest with you.”
Both bouts intrigue Zahabi, though he does think a welterweight
title defense against Hendricks would have to precede a bout
against Silva if it’s going to happen.
“If he fights Hendricks, I think [St. Pierre] could fight for
longer,” Zahabi said. “He could have more fights after that. If he
Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll
retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to
do, I think, anymore in his career. … Win or lose, I think he’ll
probably end on that note, on Anderson
Silva. Maybe that’s why it’s been pushed back a little bit, but
I think when it does happen, it’ll be the last one because once he
goes up a weight class, he’s never coming back down.”
Listen to the full
interview (beginning at 1:06:56).
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