Who would win in a 5 round fight at 170lbs Ben or GSP?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White revealed last night (Fri., Dec. 1, 2017) that middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is currently battling a case of colitis and has no official timetable for a return.
The news was obviously a blow for St-Pierre, who returned to action last month at UFC 217 in which he submitted Michael Bisping to claim the 185-pound title. St-Pierre was expected to unify his championship belt with interim titleholder Robert Whittaker early next year, but now we don’t quite know what’s going to happen.
St-Pierre released the following statement via Facebook earlier today (Sat., Dec. 2, 2017):
“I now understand the health issues that I had during my last training camp… I hoped my condition would improve after the fight but unfortunately it got worse and I had to go straight to the hospital for a colonoscopy when I came back from vacation last Wednesday. The diagnosis is ulcerative colitis and I am now taking medication that will hopefully appease the symptoms. My health is my #1 priority right now, I’m still a very happy man, thanks for your support!!!”