St-Pierre: Obsessive compulsive disorder one reason for my break

 

Georges St-Pierre recently took a hiatus from mixed martial arts, leaving the UFC and his world title behind. Speculation has surrounded his departure, but St-Pierre recently opened up his battle with obsessive compulsive disorder, which is one of the factors leading to his decision:

"As a fighter it's a good thing to have it, because it makes you better because you completely obsess about being a better martial artist," St-Pierre told CBC's Wendy Mesley for The National. "Everything you do is oriented around that goal. But the same thing could be bad for a normal person in normal life."

In promoting Takedown: The DNA of GSP, a documentary about his life and career, the former UFC world welterweight says he could make a return to the sport.

"I will be happy doing it again until the obsessiveness takes over and makes me unhappy again," he said. 

St-Pierre said the disorder was ultimately bad for him. He said he slept poorly for a decade — no more than five hours a night — and also saw his personal life and mental health suffer.

"It was going to drive me crazy. That's why I took that break," he said. "I had my first New Year's and Christmas with my family, a real one. I don't have to go away because I have a fight coming up."

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2/27/14 8:45 PM by Shorinji

/\ /\ /\ LOL at you having an opinion of your own

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2/27/14 8:45 PM by CindyO

And fuck you, too:)   Cindy

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2/27/14 8:42 PM by CindyO

I'm giving my opinion like the rest of you. If you don't like it pony up for a blue name and put me on ignore.   Cindy

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2/27/14 8:34 PM by CindyO

Oh mmmmmmaaaaannnn, you're gonna get voted down for questioning GSPs OCD claim so I'm gonna vote you up to offset at least one of the downs!   Cindy

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2/27/14 8:32 PM by CindyO

So you're saying you bought the VADA testing claim GSP made as his reason for quitting, too? He wanted the VADA testing (and paid like 10k for it) because he said folks have accused him of being a cheater for years and he wanted to prove he wasn't. But he can do that testing on his own- just like he did for Hendricks- so  that reason made no sense to me... but he said it so who are we to doubt him, right? But now it seems to be OCD or OCD-like symptoms so we'll see if he's still on the VADA kick if and when he decides to return. Hell, he might come up with a few more reasons for quitting between now and then so its hard to be sure. Time will tell.   Cindy

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2/27/14 8:26 PM by Canooke

If the bee in question has vaginas on it's knees, then yes.

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2/27/14 8:23 PM by HarryPalms

you're asking a lot.

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2/27/14 8:17 PM by Shorinji

Thanks DTAlexONE , VU reciprocated

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2/27/14 8:16 PM by DTAlexONE

This. Take a VU fren. WAR GSP!Fuck you Cindy and fuck you Goofy Egg of Greed.

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2/27/14 8:13 PM by CindyO

When did GSP get a job with the company I work for?   Cindy