Georges St-Pierre didn’t send a shockwave throughout the MMA world today by announcing he’s coming back, but the Canadian star did report he’s met with UFC brass.
As anyone who follows the sport knows, St-Pierre has said that if he were to fight again, more extensive and effective drug testing policies will have to be in place. The UFC has been taking steps in that direction, and GSP has credited the company for doing so in recent weeks.
UFC 186 will go down tomorrow night in St-Pierre’s hometown of Montreal, and the former welterweight champ participated in a fan Q & A session this afternoon. The soon to be 34 year-old also spoke with the media for a bit, and while doing so, he relayed the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“We had a meeting with the UFC yesterday,” GSP said. “They hired someone for anti-doping testing, so it looked pretty good. I don’t have much to tell about it, they didn’t tell enough about the program about what they want to do, but [Novitzky] is a very reliable man in the business. He’s the one that caught [Olympic medalist] Marion Jones. So it looked really good so far, but like I said, I don’t have enough to tell right now, and I’m not a specialist. I need to see and ask a specialist what they think about it.”
Interesting huh? The future hall-of-famer also relayed that he’s been training on a regular basis, following a successful recovery from another knee surgery.
So, while “Rush” hasn’t yet said ‘yes’, he’s going to throw down again, it certainly seems like he’s seriously considering it. The 33 year-old fighter announced he was walking away from fighting back in November, 2013, after he earned a split decision win over Johny Hendricks.
UFC 186 will be hosted by the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.