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Earlier this week we were told that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would not fight again unless boxing trainer Freddie Roach was in his corner and now it seems as if "Rush" would have to do without the support of his mentor Kristof Midoux were he to decide to fight again. After winning a controversial decision over challenger Johny Hendricks one week ago at UFC 167, St. Pierre announced that he was stepping away from MMA competition, at least for now.

Pre-fight, Midoux had said publicly that he'd advised the fighter to retire after the Hendricks fight. Now that St-Pierre seems undecided as to what he'll do in the immediate future, Midoux has spoken up again, this time saying that if the welterweight champ decides to fight again, he would not be in his corner as he usually is.

"If he decides to return, for any reason, I will not be in his corner. I do not want to see him suffer more, having accomplished what all dream to accomplish," Midoux told Le Journal de Montreal, according to Google translate.

"He has another life that awaits. I think he has many other things to do, instead of trying to find out who is the strongest in the world, because he has proved that it was him."

That's an interesting twist. We wonder if Midoux will have an influence on what St-Pierre decides to do.

Oh, and Midoux apparently has a caveat to his earlier promise. He would consider cornering St-Pierre again if the champ takes two years off before fighting again.

"If someone [after St-Pierre] keeps the belt for two years, then, perhaps, I would stay in his camp. He would still be young at 34, and then, he would be completely regenerated," Midoux said.

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