Georges St-Pierre appears to still be in perfect fighting condition ahead of a possible return to the UFC to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
‘Rush’, who retired from MMA in 2019, last fought at Madison Square Garden almost two years ago when he defeated Michael Bisping to claim the middleweight title.
Yet his greatest moments inside the octagon came at 170lbs and it appears as though he may not be far from his fighting weight.
GSP showed off his incredible physique in an Instagram video where he displayed tremendous athleticism by performing a series of flips and medicine ball throws.
In his caption of the post, the 39-year-old wrote: “I’m trying to keep up with my routine,” St-Pierre wrote in the caption for his post. Always remember that consistency is key!”
Before his fight with Jorge Masvidal, defending welterweight champion Usman admitted the chance to face the future Hall of Fame entrant was extremely enticing.
“I would love GSP,” Usman told the media ahead of his successful UFC 251 title defence against Jorge Masvidal.
“A crazy stat I just found out: after Saturday night after defeating Masvidal, it would have taken the same 1875 days that it took GSP to get 12 consecutive wins, and it would take me exactly 1875 days to get the exact same 12 consecutive wins.
“We’re tied for that record and what way to break that record than fighting the man who had that record previously?”
Posting on their official Twitter feed, the UFC asked fans to vote for who the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ should face next and conveniently slipped GSP into the ranks.
Gilbert Burns and Leon Edwards were both also in contention for the right to face Usman next, with both men holding legitimate claims to a title shot.
Edwards is on a sensational run and was scheduled to face Tyron Woodley at UFC London. However, Burns took his opportunity and looked sensational in his two fights during lockdown – including a win over Woodley.
However, he contracted COVID-19 a week before UFC 251 and was forced to withdraw – leaving Masvidal free to take his place.