Dana White: Georges St-Pierre Suffering From Colitis Won’t Be Defending His Title Anytime Soon

As of now you know, Georges St-Pierre returned to UFC Octagon after the hiatus of four years, took part in UFC 217 shock everyone by submitting the Michael Bisping in the third round to score the middleweight title and the fourth man in UFC history to hold title in multiple divisions.

White repeatedly said that GSP is “contractually require” to defend his belt against interim champion Robert Whittaker next, his future has been up in the air and there have been rumors about a move back to welterweight, It seems that plans for GSP’s next fight are on hold. Once he returns, would he take a turn to potential fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley or even lightweight star Conor ‘Notorious’ McGregor? Well, time will tell whats in his mind.

Middleweight champion is suffering from ulcerative colitis and will be out of action indefinitely, as per UFC President Dana White revealed during a media scrum.(Via MMAJunkie)

“They called me yesterday, and I think it’s out that he has colitis,” White told MMAjunkie. “So he’s out for a minute.”

Post-fight, coach John Danaher’s discussed GSP’s weight gain situation on official Instagram.

“In order to move up to middleweight, Mr. St-Pierre took on a nutritional program designed to facilitate weight gain and hold weight during the rigors of a full fight camp. The result was a disaster. Two weeks into camp he developed severe stomach pains and vomiting. Initially, it was suspected that he had an illness, but all tests came back negative. “The situation deteriorated to the point that for two weeks of a six-week camp there was no training at all. At a critical point, we gave him a two-day window to either get back to the gym or call off the fight.”

Colitis refers to inflammation of the colon and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and cramps.

Dana White didn’t offer much details on the severity of GSP’s condition or when he will return to Octagon.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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