Georges St. Pierre to deal with personal issues

Georges St. Pierre is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his welterweight championship bout against...

Georges St. Pierre is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his welterweight championship bout against Johny Hendricks during UFC 167 in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports)

Neil Springer, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:28 PM ET

LAS VEGAS - False alarm, everybody.

Apparently Georges (Rush) St. Pierre isn't going anywhere.

Following his controversial split decision victory over Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167 in Las Vegas Saturday, the welterweight champion claimed he was temporarily walking away from MMA due to undisclosed personal issues.

At the post-fight press conference, a visibly battered and bruised St. Pierre refused to go into further details regarding his personal life.

"I understand the point of view for the UFC. It's bad if I leave like this," St. Pierre said. "I need to make a point. I can't sleep at night. I'm going crazy. I have issues and I need to get out for a while.

"I did the best I could do. I went all out, with no regrets. I don't regret anything tonight. I gave everything. I left my soul in the octagon tonight."


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