GSP: I don’t think I’m going to stay at 185

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

There was a widespread belief that welterweight G.O.A.T. Georges St-Pierre would not defend the middleweight title if he beat Michael Bisping. GSP won, and his protestations that a title defense was next did little to sway the opinion that his plans for the rest of his career did not include fighting the Whittakers, Rockholds, and Romeros of the division.

Now in an interview with TSN, St-Pierre appears to indicate he won’t stay around at what is for him DadbodWeight.

“We’ll talk about it but I’m not sure if I compete I will go back at 185,” said GSP, as transcribed by Damon Martin for MMAWeekly. “I don’t think so.”

“Of course in terms of weight, if I want to go back to compete at 185, obviously eating like I did what I did, I learned from my mistakes. I don’t think it’s a good thing to do, force myself to eat, to gain muscle mass. I’ve always been against performance-enhancing drugs and I did the natural way. There’s no easy way. I did it the hard way and it was to gain weight and to maintain my muscle mass, it was very hard. It was not healthy.

“I think the body has a natural weight it can perform at its best athletic ability and for me the weight that I am now is my perfect weight.”

Further delaying a fight for St-Pierre at any weight is a case of colitis, an inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. Symptoms may include
abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea.

The UFC, perhaps in reaction, is rumored to be moving ahead with a different fight for interim champion Robert Whittaker.