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Monday, 01/13/2014, 05:30 am

Georges St. Pierre “Very Happy” with his choice to leave MMA

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre gives his first interview since retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA) in December of 2013. And it seems like hes has never been happier. He stated that he was able to spend the holiday’s with his family, something that is much harder to do when champion, and has no ill feelings about leaving when he did.

St. Pierre sat down with Edmonton Sun recently saying,

“I spent Christmas time and New Years, with my family. That’s something I haven’t done for a long time. This is the first time I’ve really had nothing on my schedule. It was perfect. It was fun. It’s the first time it felt so good. I’m 32 years old and this is the first time I have my Christmas with my family. I spent some time but I never really had free time, total free time like I did. It was time for me to do it. I’m very happy I did it and I don’t regret any of it. So Christmas was incredible and now for 2014 we’ll see what’s going to happen. I have some projects in mind. I can’t talk about it, unfortunately. I needed to take a step out of it and now let’s see what’s going to happen.”

In Georges’ absence, Johny Hendricks (who many thought won his bout with St. Pierre) is set to face off against Robbie Lawler for the UFC Welterweight title at UFC 171, set to take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The event is scheduled for March 15, 2014.

With his side projects and obvious happiness, it may be a long time before we see Georges return to his former glory. If we ever do.

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0 Comments to Georges St. Pierre “Very Happy” with his choice to leave MMA

  1. scott s says:

    I’m so happy for you Georges, I’m sooo happy that you ran away from the beating of a lifetime, for the 2nd time. Nobody will remember you as “The Fighter who left this ridiculously time consuming sport (joking) to be the world’s greatest DAD”, You will FOREVER be remember as the ex-Champion who ran away. I feel bad for Champs like Dominick Cruz who has done everything to try and hold onto that belt and stay healthy enough to fight to defend it, and yet they still strip it from him, and he was out for over 2 YEARS! And here you just give yours away, WTF? All because you wanted some time off? B.S.

    • Josh says:

      I’ll address this in order:
      1 – Ran away for the second time? He fought the first fight. He didn’t choose the decision so why would you hold it against him? Hold it against the judges.
      2 – If you don’t think the training required to be a champion is ridiculously time-consuming I don’t even know what to say to you. You’re a moron.
      3 – What champion doesn’t “run away”? Nobody is champ forever. Do we really need another Chuck Liddell that gets beat over and over at the end of his career just because you want to see a rematch?
      4 – Yes. He quit because he wanted time off. Why else would you quit? If he had gone on some Ken Shamrock spree at the end of his career assholes like you would be crying that he should have quit on top. Now he’s quitting on top and you’re still finding a reason to bitch.

    • coolnic says:

      i feel bad for u scott s

    • Joel the future champ; says:

      Scott u are pretty dumb..

  2. ceas says:

    scott your an idiot. believe it or not there are some mms fighters that have another side of there life… its called family… sometimes even the best fighters in the world realize that spending time with there family is more important than trying to put on a show for goofs like you… wake up.. its called life..

  3. Xaninho says:

    I’m not a big GSP fan but if the guy didn’t like to fight anymore than he made the right decision to quit. Why do something that doesn’t make you happy when you don’t have to?

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