On the latest Opie and Anthony Show, UFC commentator Joe Rogan stated that it may be time for Georges St-Pierre to retire.
“I think Georges should retire,” Rogan said. “One of the reasons I think Georges should retire is he was on my podcast and he was talking about being abducted by aliens. I was going, ‘you think you’ve been abducted by aliens?’ He starts talking about missing time. He started talking about driving his car and all of a sudden he’s at home and he has no idea [how] he got there. I think it’s head kicks. That fight he had some serious memory loss (at UFC 167).
“I think he’s taken too many shots. An interesting statistic is that Georges has taken more punches and kicks in the last three fights than any of his fights, ever. In fact, 50-percent of the shots he’s taken his entire career were in the last three fights. I think he should get out. I know the UFC probably doesn’t want to hear me say that. I know that could be a huge rematch. I think they should just give Johny Hendricks the belt. I think Johny Hendricks won that fight. I think there’s real problems with judging and I don’t think there should be a way for a guy to win a fight, but yet lose a fight.”
Rogan has a good point about 50% of the shots GSP has taken in his entire career being from the last 3 fights; that is not a very nice statistic to hear. When a fighter starts talking about retirement and taking lots of damage, historically that is not a good sign. We have seen that path end of a number of fighters’ careers in MMA.