'Happy' Georges St. Pierre has no regrets after surrendering UFC title, hints at upcoming projects for 2014

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Georges St. Pierre has given his first interview since walking away from combat sports in 2013 ... and it doesn't sound like he's missing it very much.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre has given his first interview since walking away from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) back in December.

And I've got bad news for fans who are still hoping for a quick return.

St. Pierre is "very happy" after spending the holidays with his family, something that was impossible as champion of the 170-pound division. In addition, he does not regret his decision to jump ship following his controversial win at UFC 167 and looks forward to future projects -- with details that are too secret to divulge.

"Rush" talks to Edmonton Sun:

"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."

This isn't the first time the French-Canadian has threatened to blow up the Internet.

In his absence, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will bang it out for the welterweight title as the headlining act at UFC 171, which takes place inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on March 15, 2014 (details). That will give St. Pierre plenty of time to fix these problems before he returns to the cage.

Or perhaps I should say, if he returns to the cage.

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