06/21/2016 07:47 EDT

Georges St-Pierre Tells MMA Hour Podcast He's Ready To Return To The Octagon

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre says he's ready to return to the octagon.

The 35-year-old Canadian fighter told the podcast MMA Hour' that he's ready to come out of retirement in an interview on Monday.

St-Pierre said things still need to be ironed out with UFC, however.

He hasn't fought in three years since beating Johnny Hendricks for his ninth straight welterweight title defence.

St-Pierre stepped away from the octagon after that fight.

He then tore his ACL in 2014.

"I'm an emotional guy," St-Pierre said. "My agents, even before I came on the show today, they briefed me. They said, 'don't say this, don't say that.' They briefed me, they said, 'we're in negotiations, remember, blah, blah, blah.'"

"I'm not trying to go overboard with this," he added.

"I love my sport and I still feel I'm at my best right now," St-Pierre said on the podcast. "The clock is running. I'm not getting any younger. I'm in the peak of my career and if there is a shot, there is another goal, another run, I better do it and do it quick, because it is time to do it now."

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