Former two division UFC champion Georges St. Pierre has been battling ulcerative colitis for the better part of a year now.
However, it would appear that progress has been made in GSP’s health battle because he has stated the worst part is over with ulcerative colitis.
“Definitely the worst has passed,” St. Pierre told MMA Fighting. “I’m dosing down the medication that I have. The medication is anti-inflammatory, so you have to dose it down. Not in one shot, you can’t stop in one shot, but I’m dosing it down every month and soon it will be past, a story of the past. As it goes right now, pretty much all of the symptoms are almost gone.”
GSP cited ulcerative colitis as one of his reasons for giving up the UFC Middleweight Title shortly after winning it at UFC 217.
While a return isn’t imminent for GSP, it is still an option for the former two division champion to compete again.
“I don’t want any contract to fight somebody right now, because the minute you sign a contract, the mental warfare starts, and stress is something that amplifies everything,” he said. “So I want to make sure I deal with it, I take care of it, and when everything will be finished, I will be able to look forward. My health is the most important thing for me. [But I’m] absolutely not [closing the door on fighting again]. I’m keeping the door open. When I close it, then people will know. But right now it’s held open.”