During his time away from the Octagon, Georges St-Pierre has bulked up to 200 pounds and in a recent interview, the former champion says he still plans to compete at welterweight when he returns.
GSP was forced to give up his title due to an ACL tear and since he started training again, he picked up the extra muscle. The Canadian detailed the situation on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome” podcast.
“I don’t know, I’m the biggest I’ve ever been. Due to my rehab, I was not able to do martial arts training. I did a lot of strength conditioning exercises mixed with a lot of gymnastics. So, I gained a lot of muscle mass. I’m the heaviest I’ve been in my life, I’m like 200 pounds. I used to walk around at 188 pounds and now I am 200 pounds. Still, at 200 pounds (if I come back) it will be at welterweight. The guys in my division walk around over 200 pounds. Even before when I used to compete, I was very small. I have a very large frame that makes me look bigger because I have a long reach. But I’m not that heavy, I’m a small guy for the elite of my weight class, actually.”
Tags: Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts