Georges St-Pierre Announces Indefinite Leave of Absence, Relinquishes UFC Belt (Audio)

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre on Friday declared that he needed to take an immediate leave of absence from fighting, and wasn’t sure when he would return, although he did sound as if he would return at some point. In doing so, St-Pierre said he realized that it was unfair to the UFC and other welterweight fighters to leave his belt in limbo, thus he immediately relinquished his championship.

Listen in as St-Pierre declares his intent to step away from fighting, at least for the near future, and as part of that announcement, vacates his claim to the UFC welterweight championship.

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