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Georges St-Pierre Says He'll Retire From UFC Once He's The Best Pound For Pound Fighter

With the better part of TUF 12 in the can, Georges St-Pierre dropped in on MMAjunkie Radio to talk about his fighting future, and his inevitable retirement. While fans may be wondering to themselves why a 29 year old fighter in his prime would even ponder such notions, GSP explained it's all about personal achievement.

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"Growing up in my career, I always fix my goals very high," he said. "And every time I achieve one of my [goals], I fix another goal to reach. It's important as a martial artist [never to be] satisfied because otherwise there is no point to keep doing what you're doing."

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"People are going to be shocked," St-Pierre said of his tentative retirement plan.

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The current UFC welterweight champion still has a ways to go before proving he's the top p4p dog, including a clash of the titans with middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. When asked about moving up in weight for the bout, GSP said it would most likely happen towards the later end of his career.

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"If I go up in weight, it's going to be hard to go down," he said. "If I put on lean muscle like I already did recently ... it's going to be hard to come back down. So it's not like I go up and I go down. I have to be very careful with what I do."

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"If one day I fight at 185 pounds for a super-fight to know who is the best pound-for-pound in the world, (and) if I reach my goal, then my goal will be reached," St-Pierre said. "There will be no point for me to still compete because I'm not going to have a goal left."

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"The fame is the same thing. I didn't have it in the beginning, and now I have it. But if one day I reach my goal of becoming the best pound-for-pound (fighter) of all-time, it will be time for me to retire. But I don't know right now, at 29 years old, if I want to retire. So it's better I have to stick around."

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