Latest Rumors on Why Georges St-Pierre Wants to Take Time off from UFC

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Latest Rumors on Why Georges St-Pierre Wants to Take Time off from UFC
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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre won a hotly contested split decision against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Saturday, and now no one knows for sure what's next for the French-Canadian superstar. 

GSP told UFC color commentator Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview that he needed to "hang up my gloves for a little bit" to take care of some personal issues that neither he nor UFC President Dana White cared to elaborate on, per FOX Sports

Now, TMZ Sports has allegedly identified the issues the Tristar Gym standout is dealing with: an unplanned pregnancy and his father's impending death. 

"Now, sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports ... Georges' dad is dying and it's derailed him.  And there's this ... GSP recently learned he knocked up a woman—and he doesn't want to have a baby with her but she insists on keeping it."

The article does not provide any further details on either potentially life-altering situation. 

 

UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 18 at 3:57 p.m. ET 

Canadian media outlet La Presse is reporting (translation via Bloody Elbow) that Georges St-Pierre's younger sister, Myriam St-Pierre, has denied the claim that their father is terminally ill.

"My father is doing very well," Myriam St-Pierre is quoted as saying, adding that the notion of her father being sick is false.

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Worth noting is that St-Pierre is 32 years old and has never been married before, so an issue like infidelity is a non-factor, should the report of an unplanned pregnancy turn out to be true. 

White said at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference that he had every intention of making GSP vs. Hendricks II happen without any sort of "waiting situation," per MMA Junkie

However, this report makes an immediate rematch seem nearly unfathomable. 

On the off chance this weekend was GSP's last fight, the longtime champion would retire with 12 straight victories, nine of which were successful title defenses. 

As of early Monday afternoon, no one from St-Pierre's camp has addressed the allegations brought forward by TMZ Sports. 

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for the latest updates on UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

 

John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.

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