Georges St-Pierre is the former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion.
He is making a comeback to the mats after a long hiatus from competition. St-Pierre last competed in 2017 when he defeated Michael Bisping to claim the middleweight title. Since then, he has been linked to potential comeback and even a boxing match with Oscar De La Hoya.
UFC reportedly put a stop to GSP’s boxing ambitions, depriving him of a sizeable payday.
However, the Canadian has finally succumbed to the craving for competition. During a recent UFC press conference, it was announced that St-Pierre would be headlining UFC FP Invitational 6 in December.
The grappling series has gained popularity in recent months, featuring notable UFC veterans like Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith despite an incoherent and inconsistent ruleset.
At 42 years old, St-Pierre expressed his desire to experience the thrill of competition once again. He stated that he still has the passion to compete, make money, and entertain the fans and the UFC family. The announcement of his return to the grappling mats has generated excitement among fans, who eagerly await news of his opponent for the event.
Georges St-Pierre’s legacy in the UFC is undeniable. With two championship reigns in different weight classes and a reputation as one of the sport’s greatest, his return to competition is eagerly anticipated.
GSP previously competed at ADCC, however despite his dominance in MMA he was unable to medal at the competition.
In recent years, St Pierre periodically trained with the Danaher’s New Wave squad and he’s believed to be more educated than most on the evolution of contemporary BJJ.
Previously Dana White hinted at offering GSP a grappling match against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Khabib’s retired. I just reached out to him recently to see if he’s interested in something and he’s like, ‘I’m retired, brother. I’m done.’ I don’t think Khabib ever comes back,” White told the Jim Rome Show.
“It was something different. I was trying to get him to do a grappling match. He’s like, ‘I’m done, I’m retired.’ I think that when his father passed away, that was a wrap for him. He’s just focused on training other guys and helping them become world champions.”
However Nurmagomedov shot down rumors of a BJJ return saying:
“I don’t see the point of it. You can, of course, add fuel to the fire. Say something… But I don’t want to. I don’t want to promote this topic. “Oh I could return in Eagle FC” – I don’t want to make it. I want to make publicity for the league in another format. I don’t think that i’ll return, (to) wrestle with someone.”