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Former Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre No Longer Contracted With UFC

Former Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre No Longer Contracted With UFC

Former reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre revealed that he is no longer contracted with the UFC.

St-Pierre was on The MMA Hour when he announced the surprising revelation declaring; "I'm a free agent." While adding; "It was like a shock, because we felt like we were making progress, we were almost there."

The 35-year-old employed lawyer James Quinn to terminate his contract after the promotion did not meet a deadline to offer him a fight. He was working on a new deal with the leading MMA organisation until the $4 billion sale. The new owners subsequently pulled out of the deal.

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(Georges St-Pierre in action at UFC 167)

GSP went on a hiatus following his UFC 167 victory over Johny Hendricks back in 2013 where he narrowly defended his title by eking out a split-decision prompting to vacate the title.

The Canadian remains one of the greatest ever fighters to compete inside the Octagon but is now free to sign with any other promotion.

Topics: UFC, MMA, GSP

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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