Georges St-Pierre recently said that he left the UFC due to his problems with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whether he has been formally diagnosed with that disorder or it’s a self-diagnosis, we don’t know. What we do know is that the longest reigning UFC welterweight champ in history gave up his title after taking a whoopin’ from Johny Hendricks last November (yes, GSP technically won the decision).
Former UFC welterweight champ and a guy GSP finished twice inside the Octagon (including taking the belt from him), Matt Hughes, tells Sportsnet one of the main reasons he thinks St-Pierre doesn’t want to return is because he doesn’t want to have to get back in the Octagon with Hendricks:
“People have been catching Georges a little bit, and I’m talking the past three or four years. People have been catching up to him, to his abilities. He’s at the age where he’s going to start slowing down just a little bit. Georges has made a lot of money. Gosh, what’s he got to prove? What’s he want to do? I wasn’t real surprised. I would probably be a little more surprised if he ever came back. I don’t think he wants to go in there and face Johny Hendricks again. Judging wise, it could have been close. Even though I did have Johny winning, the first round was extremely close. On the ground, Johny Hendricks won. He beat GSP up. In the rounds Georges won, he barely won. So I don’t think he wants to go back in and take another beating like that against Johny Hendricks.”