Georges St-Pierre Speaks on Spending the Holidays with His Family, Getting Time to Relax, and Potentially Returning to MMA
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.12.2014
"There is a chance I will come back."
Speaking to the Ottawa Sun, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre talked about his recent decision to take a hiatus from MMA and vacate the UFC welterweight title. He also didn't rule out a return to fighting eventually. Below are some highlights from the interview.
GSP on taking some time off to relax and feel better: "I needed to take some time off to relax, to feel better and to have fun to do it again if I ever wanted to come back. When you do something for a long time, you have a lot of pressure. People don't realize how much pressure I have. It's a lot of expectations."
GSP on spending the holidays with his family: "I spent Christmas time and New Year's 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 I felt so good. I'm 32 years old and this is the first time I have 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."
GSP on there being a chance he will return to MMA: "Because I'm an obsessive guy, I give myself a challenge which automatically will mean me working on it to obtain it. So right now I take a break. I don't give myself any preference, you know? There is a chance I will come back. 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."