UFC fans have been brimming with excitement following rumors from several sources that suggest the legendary Georges St-Pierre could be making his long-awaited return to the octagon in the not too distant future.
St-Pierre vacated his welterweight title back in 2013, stating he had been fighting for a long time and need to “take time off.”
However, buzz of his return began after an interview on ‘The MMA Hour’ with welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald, a friend of St-Pierre.
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MacDonald was questioned on the potential return of the French-Canadian fighter, where he stated via BloodyElbow.com:
“I think he could come back, if the right amount of money is on the table, if the right fight is there for him... That’s my guess.
"But I try not to ask Georges about those stuff, because that’s pretty much what everyone wants to ask him.”
MacDonald seemed a bit unsure when questioned on the subject, but the key phrase to take away from his insight was “the right fight”.
The right fight
This got fans thinking, who would be the big-name, big-money fight that would be appropriate for St-Pierre’s epic return?
GSP then made a surprise appearance at UFC 196, which transformed the mere speculation of his return into a real possibility. Following the events of that night, it seems that Nate Diaz captured the momentum and has become the favourite to take on the previous welterweight champion.
Surely that would be the big money card that both Diaz and St-Pierre have been after. Diaz stated he wanted higher-profile fights following his victory over the Notorious Conor McGregor, and what a fight this would be.
It seems St. Pierre’s coach was also in favour of this idea, taking to twitter to propose the match up between the two at the much anticipated UFC 200:
Although Diaz has been teased with the possibility of receiving a title shot in either the lightweight or welterweight division, a non-title fight against St-Pierre might be the more attractive option, given the Canadian’s legendary status of 25 wins and only 2 losses in his UFC career.
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