During the last few years, UFC president Dana White has been criticizing former two-division champion Georges St-Pierre heavily. The French-Canadian superstar decided to get back to sidelines and drop his Middleweight Title due to medical conditions.
Dana White claimed many times Georges St-Pierre will not return again. St-Pierre won Michael Bisping at UFC 217 and vacated title later. Well, you can say that UFC president was more than furious. GSP was silent for all these years, but on Monday, he decided to tell everything in the episode of MMAHour. (quoted by Bloodyelbow.com)
“If I would’ve lost, I would’ve lost big. It was a risk. I took the risk,” St-Pierre said (via MMA Fighting). “And Dana maybe is not happy about it, because he doesn’t control me. Maybe he’s used to dealing with people that he controls, but he does not control me.”
“I don’t depend on fighting. I don’t need the UFC to live. I have been there, done that, but I don’t depend on fighting. I have other stuff on the side that has nothing to do with the UFC, and I don’t need to fight for the rest of my life if I don’t want to.”
Georges St-Pierre claims he is still open for return as long as he is offered something he is interested in.
“I need to wait for my condition, to see where my weight will be at and where my health will be at,” said St-Pierre. “I’m still on medication right now, so I can’t fight right now, as we (said), because I’m sure if I go back, even if I start feeling better, if I go back to fighting with the stress and everything, bang, I will probably go right back into it (feeling sick). So I need to wait a little bit, see how it feels. (I need) to be stable for a longer period of time.”
“I’ve not closed the door (on my career). And also, I will have to think about what weight (I return at), at 185, 170, 155, what would be the weight,” he added. “I’ve won the title at 170 many times.”
“Doesn’t mean I cannot go back and try to go for the title, but for me, now that I’m at the end of my career, if I do something, it needs to be something that excites me, something that is a win-win situation that can elevate me. I’ve said it many times. I know I repeat myself, but it’s the truth.”
Georges St-Pierre also claims that his ulcerative colitis might come as a consequence of his overeating to gain bigger weight. The French-Canadian superstar also claims the symptoms of his illness are now gone, but he did “lose a lot of weight”. What do you think, will GSP ever fight again?