Georges St. Pierre's manager says GSP's health is fine and 'needs time to sort out his emotions'

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

Georges St. Pierre isn't "stepping away due to issues with his health according to manager and friend Faris Zahabi.

George's St. Pierre's apparent "retirement" -- even if only temporary -- has been the talk of the MMA world since the end of his UFC 167 bout with Johny Hendricks. Dana White insisted that GSP "owes it" to the UFC and fans to rematch Hendricks, some have assumed St. Pierre is dealing with brain trauma, or at least fears of it, there were rumors of a sick father, an unwanted pregnancy and any number of other things.

St. Pierre's manager Firas Zahabi was on the MMA Hourand gave his thoughts on St. Pierre's decision, including saying that the welterweight champ's health is fine:

"I have no idea," Zahabi told host Ariel Helwani. "I don’t think Georges knows at all. I think that’s something that we’re going to know shortly. I think over time his mind’s going to settle and he’ll sort out his emotions and figure things out, like people do. But I can’t answer for him. That’s his answer, that’s him to make that call, I have no idea. I’m waiting as well."

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"You know what? A lawsuit to Georges, I don’t think he’d care," he said.

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"Georges’ health is fine, yes,"

The best option at this point is for everyone to realize that St. Pierre is an adult, able to make his own decisions and allowed to decide he wants a break (short-term or permanent) from fighting.

St. Pierre also doesn't owe anyone an explanation, though it seems likely that we get one at some point. Or, maybe Dana does convince him to take the rematch.

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