as informed in It wasn’t all that surprising that Georges St-Pierre is making a return to UFC after nearly a year of speculation that he would.
As welterweight champion, GSP did not (on his second run) and reigned as champion for over six years.
With that, we take a look at possible opponents St-Pierre could take on this year and that we be excited for.
The former UFC welterweight champion is a legend of the sport and considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever and wasn’t able to end his run in the octagon on his own terms.
Now, it sounds like he will be willing to take fights at either 170 or 185 pounds.
according to The former welterweight champion reportedly reached a new fight agreement with the UFC on Friday, UFC president Dana White told Lance Pugmire of The Los Angeles Times.
I’m excited,” White told Pugmire.
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St-Pierre’s last fight came against Johny Hendrix when he successfully defended his welterweight championship at UFC 167 in November 2013.
“It could be the winner (of the March 4 welterweight title fight) between Tyron Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, or it could be (middleweight champion) Michael Bisping,” White told Pugmire.
according to Days after St-Pierre said his lawyers believed he was free of any contract binding him to UFC, St-Pierre and UFC president Dana White met in Las Vegas.
UFC president Dana White kept the confirmation short and sweet on his Twitter account: “GSPisback,” White tweeted Friday night.
St-Pierre has a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Under Armour but all UFC competitors have been required to wear Reebok fight gear since UFC 189 in July 2015.
After months of rumours, speculation and false starts, Georges St-Pierre has signed a new contract to return to Ultimate Fighting Championship after more than three years away.
“The reason I wanted to go back and fight: I feel right now that I’m at my best,” St-Pierre said last year.
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