Is Georges St-Pierre retiring? The UFC champ set to announce plans for future on Friday

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Is Georges St-Pierre retiring? We'll find out on Friday as the UFC champ will announce his plans for the future on a press conference from Quebec, Canada.

Following Georges St-Pierre's closely contested win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, the long-time UFC champion left everyone hanging when he said he plans to hang up his gloves at least for a while. He cited personal issues for his desire to step away from the sport, which led to wide speculation about his personal life along with his plans about the future.

According to Canadian paper Le Journal De Montreal, a press conference has been set up for Friday in Quebec, where the 32-year old champ is set to announce his plans for the future.

St-Pierre has recently taken a short vacation, and with the press conference scheduled to happen in the coming days, it looks like the UFC champion has finally made a firm decision just a month from his bout against Hendricks. Is he retiring? Relinquishing the title for an extended leave? Or going back for a rematch against Hendricks?

It's anyone's guess at this point, but if you ask me, it seems like announcing something like "I'm going back to fight Hendricks" could be a bit out of place for a non-UFC organized presser. Either way, we'll find out for sure on Friday, so stay tuned for more updates as it becomes available.

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