Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who also ruled the 170-pound roost back in the day, walked away from mixed martial arts (MMA) last December, surrendering his 185-pound strap after colitis took him out of commission.
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Fight fans were hopeful that the former pay-per-view (PPV) “king” would return in the first half of 2018, but now it looks as though “Rush” maybe be out even longer, perhaps indefinitely, according to comments from jiu-jitsu coach John Danaher.
“The truth is no one knows (if he will fight again) because it comes down to medical problems,” Danaher told Joe Rogan (via MMA Junkie). “Georges has got a problem in his stomach. I’m not going to claim to be a medical expert, but it’s one of the most frustrating things Georges has had to deal with because there’s certain parts of the human body that are just out of your control, and the stomach is one of them.”
Just ask this guy.
“Things likes stress seem to make it worse, and the truth is that no one really knows at this point,” Danaher continued. “So, wherever there’s doubt, my instinct is to think: Do you really want to come back Georges? You’ve done (it) all.”
St-Pierre has a long and ugly history with stress.
With the middleweight title vacated, interim kingpin Robert Whittaker was named true champion, until he went and got benched for undisclosed medical reasons, paving the way for Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero at UFC 221.
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