Despite all of his success as a professional MMA competing, one thing that GSP does find unbearable is actually fighting.
“I hate fighting. I really do,” said St. Pierre on The Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show. “I know a lot of people don’t believe me, but I’m going to try to explain the best I can. In every job, there’s no perfect job, do you agree? There’s no perfect job that you like everything about it. It’s impossible. My job, as a professional athlete in mixed martial arts, I fight normally — when I was very active — twice a year. In 365 days, there are two days that I hate the most: The days that I’m fighting. It’s freaking unbearable. The feeling of uncertainty. You don’t know if you’re going to be humiliated, you’re going to be the victor, or you’re going to be the loser. I care so much about it, that it’s freaking unbearable. As much as I try to dismiss it, it’s unbearable.”
Its hard to argue that GSP has been near perfect as a professional MMA fighter, holding both the UFC Welterweight Title and the UFC Middleweight Title at different times.
GSP has even spoken with teammate and current Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald about fighting.
“I had this talk with Rory MacDonald at one point,” St. Pierre said. “I was like ‘hey why do you like fighting?’ He said ‘I guess I like to fight, you (don’t) like to fight?’ I was like ‘F—k no! I don’t like to fight!’ and everyone in the room turned around and looked at me like I was crazy.”
The former two division champion has been battling ulcerative colitis recently and it is unknown at this time as to when he’ll compete again.