The UFC could be about to witness the return of one of the biggest legends in the history of Mixed Martial Arts - Georges St-Pierre.
The former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion has been fielding rumours about his future for weeks now with speculation flying all over that the Canadian superstar had finally been tempted to make a return to the Octagon.
Well, now we know that the rumours are true, with GSP and his team in discussions with Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and co.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
Speaking to Ariel Helwani of "The MMA Hour", St-Pierre opened up about his potential return to the promotion where he made his name. It seems like talks are stepping up.
"If I feel good, I'll give the thumbs up to my manager," St-Pierre said. "They've been talking with UFC, but now they're going to talk more seriously to see what's gonna happen."
One of the hurdles is St-Pierre's contract. The UFC has an outfitting policy with Reebok, which came into effect after St-Pierre last fought. Under his old contract, GSP was able to make money wearing his own sponsors in the ring.
With that deal in place, it means that certain things will have to be renegotiated as St-Pierre would stand to lose money.
"It changed a lot of things in my contract," St-Pierre said. "We need to renegotiate maybe a new contract. I'm not allowed to wear my sponsors anymore, and I lose money. It depends how it's gonna go down with the UFC. We'll see what's gonna happen."
Whilst it does all sound very interesting a prospect, UFC fans shouldn't count their chicken before they hatch.
"Things can change so fast in the UFC," St-Pierre added. "It's so unpredictable. I don't know if I'll be back for sure ... I haven't discussed all the possibilities with the UFC."
"Maybe the negotiations won't go well. A lot of things can happen."
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms