“I don’t want to fight right now”

Former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has not stepped inside the octagon since vacating his middleweight title. The French-Canadian fighter finished Michael Bisping for the belt back at UFC 217, ending in St-Pierre ultimately stepping down from the title after suffering ulcerative colitis.

Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, St-Pierre has since revealed that he is not currently motivated to make an octagon return.

“The motivation is not the same that it used to be. I don’t have the same motivation to go to the lineup again and to fight my way up to another title. I’m done with this. I’ve done it for so many years.

“You reach a point in your career where you want to do things different. That’s why this fight with (Michael) Bisping was different because it was a superfight. For me, that’s what I look for.”

“The big issue for fighting for me is the symptoms of colitis. I have to get rid of my medication. Once I get the dose down to where I want it to be I’ll make the decision. Right now I’m not ready to sign a fight deal as we speak. Mentally, I don’t want to fight right now.”

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