The bleak hope of a quick turn around for Georges St. Pierre (GSP) took a big blow. UFC President, Dana White informed John Morgan and Mike Bohn that GSP has been diagnosed with colitis and is out indefinitely.
White was quoted as saying
“They called me yesterday and I think it’s out that he has colitis. So he’s out for a minute”
GSP returned to the Octagon at UFC 217 after 4 years away from the sport. He won the middleweight title that night by submitting Michael Bisping in the third round. Prior to him stepping away from the sport, GSP was the longtime UFC welterweight champion, who didn’t lose his belt (2nd title reign as welterweight champion).
There were several rumors floating around of what the UFC wanted to do next with the 36-year old GSP. The obvious pick was to defend his title against interim Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker.
Whittaker posted the following Tweet after hearing of St. Pierre’s health trouble:
— Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) December 2, 2017
There was also discussion of GSP moving back down to welterweight to challenge for the title he didn’t lose. Lastly, there were talks of a possible super fight against lightweight champion, Conor McGregor.
Colitis is the inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. White did not say what treatment GSP would have to endure or when he expects GSP to return.