UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre Expected to Announce Future Plans in Friday Media Call

December 13, 2013
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Georges St-Pierre UFC 167 Post_9471UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been swirling in a cloud of mystery following his split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November.

Following the fight, St-Pierre mentioned that he had to step away from fighting for a little while to deal with some unspecified issues in his personal life.

A cluster of rumors and speculation ensued, as St-Pierre didn’t say whether he was retiring, taking a vacation to clear his head, or something in between. St-Pierre and the UFC has called a media conference call for Friday at 2:20 p.m. ET for the champion to clarify at least some of the speculation.

Canadian news outlet RDS on Friday morning said that they learned St-Pierre would be taking an extended leave of absence from the fight game and relinquish his belt. They did not, however, cite any sources, so, while that is a distinct possibility given St-Pierre post-fight behavior, until he clarifies his future on the media call, it is still speculation.

MMAWeekly.com will be on the call and have a full report shortly after St-Pierre and White reveal what the current champion’s future holds.

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  • bajafox

    I don’t have a problem with him taking an extended period of time off, as long as he releases the belt like the article says. The belt should not be held up because you’re having personal issues.

  • Bobill

    Wow so much rumour and so few facts. This begin to be annoying let’s the men talk and we will see later what’s going on. Anyways, there is nothing to say about nothing I guess.

  • sickofthelnpfighters

    that belt isn’t his and he knew it after the fight. he was acting like a man who just lost. so give up what isn’t your move on because nobody cares!