Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hasn’t departed from MMA completely.
GSP announced his decision to vacate the title after a win over Johny Hendricks. He cited a desire to step away at the time for his reason.
“I am happy,” St-Pierre said. “One thing you see is I’ve gained muscle mass. The stress was eating me alive and I was losing weight.
“It was not a healthy lifestyle. I needed to take that break mentally and if I come back, I’ll come back stronger.”
Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are slated to meet later this year to crown a new champion in the division.
As for a timetable in terms of his return, GSP still isn’t ready to set a date.
“I don’t know the time,” he said. “I’m waiting a little bit. It’s very therapeutic for me, taking a break.”
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