GSP Admits that He was “Not Happy” At the End of His Last Run with the UFC

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is returning to the octagon.

St-Pierre has not fought within the UFC since 2013, but has recently prepared a deal to face UFC Middleweight Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping in an upcoming event. “Rush” will be fighting in a new weight class, as he is moving up to the middleweight division.

In a recent interview with UFC, St-Pierre explained what made him leave and why he is returning.

“To tell you the truth, I was not really happy towards the end of my run, before the fighting stopped. I felt like I fought because I had to, not because I wanted to. Perhaps I should have taken a break earlier, but I was forced to due to the entourage and everybody that I carried with me. I felt like I had to do it.” St-Pierre said. “It did not make me happy. I’m glad I took a break and sorted things out. Now I’m back with a smile again. I love what I do for a living.”

“Rush” has not been in the octagon since his split decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. On a 12 fight win streak, “Rush” relinquished his title and took his much deserved sabbatical from the sport.