After three long, long years away from the sport - full of teases - Georges St-Pierre could finally be making his long-awaited return to the UFC.
The Canadian fighter, who holds a 25-2 career record in mixed martial arts, is apparently considering a return to the octagon.
According to a report from BigBrandBoys.com, GSP is looking at making the comeback at UFC 206 later this year, which is taking place in his native Canada.
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"Insider sources tell us that St-Pierre has reached an agreement with the UFC for “the comeback of the year.” Rumors of St-Pierre’s return have been floating around for a while now, but it seems the date of return has finally been set," the report stated.
So, who exactly would GSP be squaring off against inside the octagon? Well, it is unknown, but one name is being bandied about. And that is Nick Diaz.
"Who St-Pierre will be fighting at UFC 206 is still unclear, but some rumors have it that his opponent might be Nick Diaz, who recently came off an 18-month suspension."
GSP and Diaz have actually faced each other before, in the Canadian's penultimate fight before his retirement. Defending the UFC welterweight championship, St-Pierre beat the Stockton-born scrapper via unanimous decision back at UFC 158.
That fight also took place in Canada. With Diaz just coming back from an 18-month suspension, it would certainly be an interesting spectacle to see the two big names go at it.
The report gave a couple of reasons as to why they truly believe GSP is returning. Apparently, the Canadian has entered the USADA testing pool recently, Reebok recently released Georges St-Pierre fighting kit, and UFC 206 was announced to be taking place in Toronto.
We will have to wait and see if this comes to fruition.
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