Dana White Confirms Georges St-Pierre Is Officially Back

Feb 18, 2017, 00:43
Dana White Confirms Georges St-Pierre Is Officially Back

Just days later, UFC President Dana White confirmed that St-Pierre and the UFC had reached an agreement, and that St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon.

Here are the three possible opponents for Georges St-Pierre in his comeback fight later this year.

In addition, on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour, Michael Bisping said one of St-Pierre's trainers told him "the deal is nearly done and he wants to fight me".

St-Pierre vacated the title and stepped away from MMA following a win over Johny Hendricks in 2013.

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Hendricks eventually captured the welterweight gold after St-Pierre took a hiatus.

Then, last week in Brooklyn, White told TSN that the UFC has "been talking to GSP" and that "me and GSP got everything straight between us".

Both the UFC and St-Pierre have yet to decide which division he'll compete in upon returning.

Everyone in the collective MMA universe are still catching their breath, after it was dropped earlier today that Georges St-Pierre is officially returning to the UFC.

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The 35-year-old's return opens up some interesting potential matchups. Bisping revealed to the MMA Hour on Monday that one of St-Pierre's trainers recently told him that the Canadian wants to fight him upon his return.

"But I have no idea when he's going to fight right now". There were even instances when White and St-Pierre exchanged negative comments, with the former even saying the latter will never fight again for the promotion. His presence will give the UFC a genuine headliner for pay-per-view cards, something the company is short on in the absence of Conor McGregor, the downfall of Ronda Rousey and the suspension of Jon Jones.

"And as a fighter, you always want to have the hot stock". He's a huge fan favorite and one of the greatest of all-time. However, the welterweight champ has to successfully defend his title first before a fight with St-Pierre happens.

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