MMA legend and former UFC Welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre is on his way back to the octagon.
The Canadian superstar had hoped to return to the Octagon late past year, but contractual discussions with the UFC broke down and a stalemate ensued.
Another possibility is a superfight for the 185-pound title against Michael Bisping, who recently said on The MMA Hour that one of St-Pierre's coaches told him "the deal is nearly done and he wants to fight me".
St. Pierre's return would be a huge boost for the UFC's new owners, as the company is now short on mainstream stars in the absence of both Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey.
Since St-Pierre left the UFC back in 2013, the biggest change to the promotion has been its contract with Reebok. Jon Jones is now suspended until July 6th this year, while Conor McGregor's break from fighting, coupled with a desire to take on boxer Floyd Mayweather, could see him miss the entirety of 2017.
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If he does make a comeback, then twitter will surely explode, St-Pierre will draw the entire sporting world's attention to MMA.
Cris Cyborg Justino, a relative newcomer to the UFC but already considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters, is dealing with her own yearlong suspension for a drug violation. "So the deal is nearly done and he wants to fight me". They did not support me because of the testing issues for the doping, they did not support me for the anti-doping.
With so much going on with McGregor right now, it's hard to see this fight being made immediately, but I would say that it's a very real possibility in the future if the stars align in the way that the UFC are undoubtedly wishing them to.
The victory at UFC 167 represented St-Pierre's 12th in a row and 10th consecutive title defense. Woodley has expressed a great deal of interest in possibly fighting St-Pierre upon his return and the Canadian shares the same sentiments as well. "He is retired. He will not fight again". Later that week, he also met with WME|IMG co-owner Ari Emanuel to discuss a new deal and a fight at UFC 206 in Toronto, however, the two sides could not come to terms.