On Friday, the former two-division UFC champion announced that his time with the Las Vegas-based organization has come to an end due to the expiration of his contract.
“I don’t know the exact date, but I’m glad I’m free,” St-Pierre said.
“I can do whatever I want. But my days of trying to prove I’m the strongest guy in the world are gone, you know what I mean?
“My heart is not there anymore to do this. I just enjoy being here as a promoter. I’m healthy, which is the most important, wealthy and I don’t need to do it, I do it because I love it.”
It has been over a year since St-Pierre last fought, when he won the UFC middleweight title with a victory over Michael Bisping. St-Pierre claims he has no desire to fight at the very highest level, but he is open to the possibility of doing so at lower weight classes.
“I could do something, but it needs to be something well organized, and maybe something where the risks of injury are to the minimum, not something that’s too crazy because my days of competing are over,” St-Pierre said.
“If I do it, I will do it well and train my ass off. You never say never, but it needs to be in the right timing. We’ll see.”
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