Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre said he was a nervous wreck before, during and after his UFC 167 title fight against Johny Hendricks, which took place last Saturday night (Nov. 16, 2013) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now, we may know why.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports ... Georges' dad is dying and it's derailed him.
And there's this ... GSP recently learned he knocked up a woman -- and he doesn't want to have a baby with her but she insists on keeping it.
St-Pierre told mixed martial arts (MMA) fans he would be taking some time off following his controversial split decision win over "Bigg Rigg" (watch it) for personal reasons he chose not to disclose. I'd say being a daddy and caring for a sick parent are two compelling reasons to take a time out.
Details are sketchy at this time and until St-Pierre gets called onto the carpet by Maury Povich, we should reserve judgment until all the facts are in. That could take quite a bit of time, naturally, as he said/she said headlines can often be difficult to unravel.
Still, accusations alone can be a mighty blow to what many pundits consider to be the promotion's leading babyface. "Rush" doesn't showboat like this top star, and has never been arrested for indiscretions behind the wheel, like this fellow champion.
Nevertheless, St-Pierre will have to answer for these charges, which is probably the last thing he wants to deal with in light of his father's poor health. On top of that, he's being lambasted by the combat sports community for what happened in his decision win against Hendricks.
Who said it was good to be king?