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Ex-welterweight king Georges St-Pierre is set to return to the UFC after reportedly a signing a new multi-fight contract, according to MMA Fighting.
After a period of back-and-forth negotiations, it appears the Canadian will fight in the famed Octagon once again following agreeing terms with the promotion as a deal edges closer.
Georges St-Pierre and UFC agree to terms, close to finalizing new contract - https://t.co/jQgz535FIC
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 15, 2017
According to sources, his eagerly-anticipated return is expected for the third quarter of 2017...
Since his hiatus from the promotion and sport, the welterweight title has changed hands a few times with Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley all becoming champion.
(GSP's last UFC outing back at UFC 167 where he controversially beat challenger Hendricks.)
(GSP claims the interim-welterweight title at UFC 79 following his submission victory over Matt Hughes.)
Current champ Woodley is slated to headline UFC 209 as he fights Stephen Thompson in their rematch after their thrilling contest at UFC 205 which resulted in a majority draw.
Meanwhile, with the birth of Conor McGregor's first child keeping him away from the cage, not to mention Ronda Rousey's defeat coupled with the retirement of Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones absence, the return of GSP is a major boost for the companies new owners.
The 35-year-old is a bonafide MMA star and will provide the matchmakers with many lucrative and mouth-watering fights.
We're talking McGregor, Michael Bisping, Nick Diaz rematch, to name but a few. Exciting times ahead.
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