Rory MacDonald Discusses Teammate Georges St. Pierre’s Legacy, Fighting Future

Georges St.
Pierre
’s long-time friend and
Tristar Gym
training partner Rory
MacDonald
doesn’t believe the former welterweight and
middleweight champion is done with the sport.

The 36 year-old last fought inside the Octagon against Michael
Bisping
for the middleweight title back in November. “GSP”
submitted the Brit in the third round via rear-naked choke to claim
the belt. Then, on Dec. 7 (31 days after capturing the belt) St.
Pierre relinquished the middleweight title due to a colitis
diagnosis, a medical condition where the colon becomes inflamed,
with the Canadian stating that he didn’t want to hold up the
division in light of the diagnosis.

Talking with MMAJunkie.com, MacDonald mentioned the desire
of the former two-time champion and believes if St. Pierre still
has the fire to compete at the top level to enhance his legacy,
then he should.

“Even if he lost five in a row, still I don’t think it would taint
what he’s done,” MacDonald told MMAjunkie. “He’s done some of the
most amazing stuff in the sport so far, so I’m really happy for
him. If he feels he has more left in the tank, then I think
absolutely he should get in there and do his thing. I don’t think
any top fighter like that should feel like he left the game
early.”

MacDonald continued, “Chael Sonnen
said it well: A lot of champions leave face down and on the mat.
That’s an admirable way to look at it. That’s usually when you know
when you’re done, when your time if over in the sport. Clearly that
isn’t the case for Georges right now. He’s far from that stage.”

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