Georges St-Pierre is out for the term which is indefinite
Canadian MMA great Georges St-Pierre made a victorious return to action last month. Moreover he became a new middleweight champion, after submitting Michael Bisping in the third round.
In his next bout “GSP” was expected to either face the interim champion Robert Whittaker, or to take on another opponent if UFC would rather match him with someone else. However on Sunday St-Pierre made a post on Facebook, in which he has announced the diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis.
“I now understand the health issues that I had during my last training camp… I hoped my condition would improve after the fight but unfortunately it got worse and I had to go straight to the hospital for a colonoscopy when I came back from vacation last Wednesday.”
“The diagnosis is ulcerative colitis and I am now taking medication that will hopefully appease the symptoms. My health is my #1 priority right now, I’m still a very happy man, thanks for your support!!!”
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured.
In addition, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Georges St-Pierre is “out for a minute”.
“They called me yesterday, and I think it’s out that he has colitis,” White told MMAjunkie after The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale on Saturday. “So he’s out for a minute.”
As a result it also appears that a highly unanticipated middleweight championship unification bout with Australian Robert Whittaker is unlikely to headline UFC 221 in Perth on February 11.
Update on my health condition. https://t.co/WZlM9USHc7
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) December 2, 2017