Dana White Reveals Who He Expects Georges St-Pierre to Combat in His Return to the UFC
Georges St-Pierre launched his return to the UFC earlier this 12 months nevertheless there’s nonetheless no official phrase on who he’ll actually battle when he steps once more into the Octagon for the first time in four years.
St-Pierre was initially anticipated to face middleweight champion Michael Bisping, nevertheless that battle was pulled from him after the Canadian revealed that he was going to be out of movement until a minimal of November.
With new interim champion Robert Whittaker anticipated to be on the sidelines until 2018, St-Pierre had renewed enthusiasm that he would get the prospect to face Bisping in any case nevertheless evidently’s not the case.
According to UFC president Dana White, he’s going to fulfill with St-Pierre’s representatives on Wednesday to hopefully nail down his return nevertheless as of now all indicators are pointing within the course of a welterweight title battle in opposition to each Tyron Woodley or Demian Maia.
“That is the plan correct now, whoever wins this battle [between Woodley and Maia] fights GSP,” White talked about in the middle of the UFC 214 pre-fight press conference. “GSP’s people are proper right here within the current day to speak to me so we’ll see what happens, we’ll see the best way it goes.
“That is the plan as of the ultimate time that I talked to GSP.”
Woodley was understandably skeptical giving St-Pierre’s continued insistence that he wanted to battle Bisping fairly than switch once more proper all the way down to 170-pounds to downside for the title he left behind when he walked away from the sport in 2013.
“They’re going to ask to battle [Michael] Bisping on account of Georges don’t want to battle me,” Woodley stated.
White seems to imagine in one other means on account of he’s nonetheless pushing for each Woodley or Maia to welcome St-Pierre once more to the Octagon when he lastly returns later this 12 months.
“The Bisping ship has sailed. It’s gone,” White talked about to Woodley. “For individuals who win on Saturday, it’s going to be you pal.”
All indicators are pointing within the course of St-Pierre combating in November as part of the UFC’s return to Madison Sq. Yard in New York, nevertheless possibly further shall be revealed after he meets with White in Los Angeles.