Former pound-for-pound king George St-Pierre is open to fighting again in the Octagon after suffering from ulcerative colitis last year that almost forced him to retire.
The 36-year-old said that he’s almost recovered but he’s still taking maintenance medicines for his condition.
One good thing about the disease, however, is that GSP lost a lot of weight fast. In fact, he’s now between 180-185 pounds without even having to starve himself. It can be recalled that he had trouble making the weight for the Michael Bisping fight. His official weight then was 184.6 pounds.
The English even made fun of the French-Canadian’s tummy when a video of him surfaced without his shirt on while training.
“I’m on medication, but I started doing intermittent fasting and it helped me a lot,” he said. “A lot of my symptoms are gone and I feel a lot better, however I lost a lot of weight, but I’m very, very ripped.”
GSP blamed his bad eating habits for his condition in his attempt to gain pounds for the Bisping fight. He also claimed that there was a lot of pressure to do well in his comeback fight.
“I don’t think it was a good thing to do for me,” he explained. “I learned from my mistakes.”
Now that he’s slimmer, can a mega-fight against Conor McGregor happen?
GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi certainly would like to see that fight, which he described as bigger than the McGregor and Floyd Mayweather boxing match.
“I think it would be the biggest fight in history and everybody would for sure want to see it,” Zahabi said. “I don’t make the fights, but if I did, that would be one I’d make.”
However, Zahabi quickly added that the a St-Pierre-McGregor fight won’t happen simply because of the size difference. The Irishman is fighting at just 155 pounds.