It appears as if the door for the return of the greatest welterweight champion in UFC history has opened just a little bit more.
In an interview with BloodyElbow, Georges St. Pierre revealed that he will begin the USADA testing process that is necessary for any athlete to compete in the UFC.
“My agent is negotiating with the UFC, they had an offer, we made a counter-offer, you know that’s how business goes,” he said. “And then we heard a day after that UFC sold for $4 billion dollars. So we waited for a few days, to see what was going on… Now we’re talking again and I’m starting the USADA process to be tested, I’m starting it August 10 in Las Vegas. Because to be eligible to fight, you need to be tested.”
This doesn’t 100 percent mean that GSP will be returning to the UFC, but this along with rumors that he reached out to try to organize a potential fight with UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping definitely points to the possibility that “Rush” will enter the octagon again.
Analysis: Fans need to make sure not to get to ahead of themselves here, but it’s hard not to be excited at the possibility of a GSP return. UFC would be thrilled given his PPV drawing power, and fans around the world would love to see him in the Octagon at least one more time. Look for UFC to try to make this happen by the debut card at Madison Square Garden in November, as that would be a main event that would get people interested and live up to the big moment that UFC’s long-awaited debut in New York City demands.
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) August 10, 2016