Sources are indicating that the UFC and Georges St. Pierre have reached an agreement for the former welterweight champion to return on December 10th at UFC 206 in Toronto.
Where You At Georges?
The news that GSP is on the verge of returning comes on the heels of two very telling signs that his comeback was imminent. Two weeks ago it was announced that Georges had entered the USADA drug testing pool, meaning he is now subject to the same testing that active UFC fighters are.
Then last week a Georges St. Pierre Reebok “fighter kit” appeared for sale on UFC’s website. Despite evidence to the contrary however, Dana White has continued to state that Georges “doesn’t want to fight” when asked about whether or not he thinks GSP will return.
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Dana’s denial that GSP is returning anytime soon follows a pattern typical of a promoter who feels an athlete is asking for too much money. There have been several rumours circulating that the hold up in GSP’s return was Georges’ belief that he should receive greater compensation from the UFC now that the Reebok deal prevents him from securing outside sponsors.
It appears likely however, that the financial details are in the process of being ironed out between the two sides.
While no opponent has yet to be named, rumours are circulating that GSP’s first fight back could be a rematch with Nick Diaz. Previously however, St. Pierre mentioned he had been in talks with the UFC to headline a big show in Toronto against Michael Bisping.