It looks like Georges St-Pierre will be returning to the Octagon very shortly, according to MMA Fighting.
Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed that the former welterweight king ‘GSP’ and the UFC are close to finalizing a contract that will bring back the Canadian phenom for a multi-fight deal.
In the report, the plan is to bring St-Pierre back around the third quarter of 2017.
St-Pierre announced his retirement after a controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167 back in 2013. This marked his ninth consecutive title defense. Now ‘Rush’ wants to return and test himself against the new breed of mixed martial artists that have emerged since he last saw the octagon. The wait is almost over, and we’ll see just that before year’s end.
Tyron Woodley, who won the title back at UFC 201 with a hellacious knockout of Robbie Lawler, has expressed a great deal of interest in possibly fighting St-Pierre once he returns. The Canadian shares the same sentiments as well.
Another possibility is a superfight for the 185-pound title against Michael Bisping. Bisping recently said on The MMA Hour that one of St-Pierre’s coaches told him “the deal is almost done and he wants to fight me.”
Who would you like to see ‘GSP’ fight once he finally gets back into the Octagon?