Georges retired from the sport on December 13, 2013, holding the UFC record for most wins in title bouts and then returned to the octagon after a four-year layoff, on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217 in New York City (Madison Square Garden), where he defeated Michael Bisping by submission in the third round to win the UFC Middleweight Championship title, becoming the fourth fighter in the history of the organization to be a multi-division champion. On December 7, 2017, after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, Georges vacated his UFC middleweight title and officially announced his retirement from a professional MMA competition on February 21, 2019.
As a Hollywood actor, Georges starred in the Marvel 2014 superhit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier where he portrayed supervillain mercenary combatant Georges Batroc “the Leaper”, sharing the screen with lead actor Chris Evans (Captain America) in one of the most exciting fight sequences of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2021, Georges Batroc leaped again into action, this time fighting the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) in multiple episodes of the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
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