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.
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.