GSP: UFC Wants to Renegotiate with Me
Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC has been discussed and rumored for so long now, it never seems like it’s going to happen. And when St-Pierre, along with TJ Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez and former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney, announced they would lead the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), it seemed like that put all thoughts of St-Pierre ever making a UFC return to bed permanently.
But according to St-Pierre, who appeared recently on TSN to discuss the formation of the fighters’ union, the UFC has reached out to him to once again try and land him back in the organization.
"[Joining the MMAAA] doesn’t mean I’m done with the UFC," St-Pierre said. "Like other members, like Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, Cowboy Cerrone, they’re all seasoned fighters. Doesn’t mean I’m done. Actually, the night that we launched the association we received a letter, Rodolphe [Beaulieu] received a letter, my agent, from the UFC lawyer saying that they want to renew the negotiation with me because at the point where I was before the negotiation, the communication was cut. So we didn’t have any kind of communication."
St-Pierre, who is a former UFC welterweight champion and holds several places in the UFC record books, last fought at UFC 167 in November 2013, defeating Johnny Hendricks. Following the bout, St-Pierre announced an indefinite hiatus from the UFC. Rumors ha swirled that he would be competing on the UFC 206 card, but those negotiations fell through, and St-Pierre declared himself a free agent after that.