Georges St-Pierre and his manager are pouring some cold water on the report that he’s set to announce a return imminently.
In a quick comment to MMAFighting.com on Thursday, St-Pierre softly denied a Tweeted report from a Quebec radio station.
“I can tell you with certainty that their their sources are not reliable,” he said, with his manager Rodolphe Beaulieu adding that there are “still a lot of things that need to happen” before a decision is made.
Penick’s Analysis: Well, so much for that. And thus the saga continues. For now, until we hear something from St-Pierre itself, we’re not going to know one way or the other what happens next for him.
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I think one of those things is agreeing to a new contract/event date with the UFC. A logical place for a GSP return is UFC 200 in a championship fight against Lawler. Besides the money, there’s the matter of who takes the top spot on the card. The UFC will want Conor on there, and he’ll demand to be the main event. GSP may not be willing to cede that. UFC could be waiting to see how healthy McGregor is out of 196 before trying to convince one or the other to be the co-main.
UFC 200 – BJ Penn vs. GSP
Hoping you picked up the sarcasm font…