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Georges St-Pierre Says He Is Happy – If He Comes Back He Will Come Back Stronger
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.14.2014

- Georges St-Pierre recently spoke with mmajunkie.com about his time away form the sport and more. Here are the highlights…

On How He Feels: "I am happy. One thing you can see is I've gained muscle mass. The stress (of being champion) 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."

On Wanting to Change the Sport Without Hurting It: "I'm a public person, and things I say come out like a bomb," St-Pierre said. "The last thing I want to do is hurt the UFC or hurt the sport. I've been fighting for the sport since the beginning of my career. (The UFC) made my career and made me who I am. My sport, my wealth, everything I have is because of that. The last thing I want to do is do something bad for them. I just want some stuff to change. I had a lot of (private) messages from people, and reporters, saying, ‘You're doing the right thing. Keep going. We're behind you.' That's what's happening. We'll see how things go. I know (change is) going to happen sooner or later."

On Training For Fun: "I'm training for fun – I'm not training for competition," he said. "I've gained probably five pounds of natural muscle since I stopped. I sleep better, and I'm more happy. When you're happy in life, you're doing well."

On a Return to MMA: "I don't know the time; I'm waiting a little bit," he said. "But it's very therapeutic for me, taking a break. A lot of stuff happened in my life, and I've seen some crazy things happening. Some reporter came up to me and was like, ‘I read something that you were in detox for drugs.' I was like, ‘Hell no.' It made me laugh. The reason I took a break is to keep my mental health. Only a few people understand how hard it is to stay on top for a long time when you have so much pressure. It's not like a regular fight. It's a championship fight every time that takes a lot of promotion."


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