GSP is back in UFC according to report

February 15, 2017

MMA Fighting reports that Georges St. Pierre has agreed to a new contract with the UFC.

GSP, the former UFC welterweight champion, has been out of action since UFC 167.

Last year, GSP proclaimed himself a “free agent” after an impasse on a new contract with the new owners of the UFC. GSP’s attorney, Jim Quinn, stated that the existing contract St Pierre had with the UFC was terminated although the UFC disagreed.  Legal action seemed almost a given.

Notably, GSP was one of several fighters at a news conference late last year to announce the formation of MMAAA, an effort to organize MMA fighters.

No word at this point if St Pierre will continue those efforts after signing with the UFC.

Payout Perspective:

If you listened to The MMA Hour on Monday, Michael Bisping indicated that GSP may be his next opponent.  Now, this makes sense upon learning word of the signing.  GSP has business acumen and he knew that if he wanted to fight he’d want to sign with the UFC.  The company needs another top draw with the prolonged absence of Conor McGregor and the uncertain future of Ronda Rousey.  The report indicates that GSP is looking to fight in the third quarter of the year.  However, one might think that if a fight with Bisping can be made for July’s International Fight Week that would be the best case scenario.

6 Responses to “GSP is back in UFC according to report”

  1. d on February 15th, 2017 10:12 PM

    Figured this was coming. Looks like Georges may be the 4th fighter to hold titles in two different UFC weight divisions.

    Where’s FF at?

  2. Wil on February 16th, 2017 3:33 AM

    GSP knew the UFC needed a star and badly, this should be good for some ppv sales. Problem is, MMA is a swiftly evolving sport, champions have short reigns and primes are shorter than other sports. One wonders how he will perform.

  3. turd on February 16th, 2017 5:38 PM

    that is what almost a 4 year layoff, and jumping into a title fight, i really think gsp needs a toon up first

  4. Wil on February 16th, 2017 9:33 PM

    He didnt even look good in his last fight which many thought he lost….if this is a hard fall…then…..

  5. Cutch on February 17th, 2017 2:22 PM

    His head wasn’t in the game in the Hendricks fight and besides Anthony Pettis, nobody has fell off further than Johny Hendricks since USADA came in.

  6. d on February 17th, 2017 5:22 PM

    This is true. Hendricks was juiced beyond recognition.

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