Georges St-Pierre refutes Dana White’s recent news

July 1, 2017 2:46 pm by Chris Taylor
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Georges St-Pierre refutes Dana White’s recent news

Earlier this week it was announced that current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley would be defending his title against top division contender Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California.

Shortly after that announcement, UFC President informed MMAJunkie that the promotion planned to have former division kingpin Georges St-Pierre fight the winner of the Maia vs. Woodley bout later this winter.

“Georges and I talked a couple days ago when he was in Vegas,” White said in an exclusive interview at UFC headquarters. “Georges is saying he wants to fight; we’ll get this thing figured out. We’re talking about Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia. These two are going to fight soon. That will free up the 170-pound champion for Georges St-Pierre to return and try to regain his belt.”

GSP’s return was initially slated to take place against current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. However, after an eye injury forced the Canadian superstar to push back his proposed tilt with “The Count”, the bout has apparently been scrapped entirely (as per Dana White).

It didn’t take long for Georges St-Pierre to respond to Dana White’s most recent comments, “Rush” had the following to say in a conversation with MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani:

“Spoke to Georges St-Pierre today. He told me his preference is to still fight Bisping next, contrary to reports recently. Also, …”



“He said he did not have a convo/meeting with Dana White recently to discuss his next fight. In short, his target is still @bisping next.”

St-Pierre was last seen in action at UFC 167 in November of 2013, where he earned a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks.

“GSP” will return to action riding a current twelve-fight win streak, which includes victories over Nick Diaz, BJ Penn, Carlos Condit, Matt Serra, Jake Shields and Matt Hughes just to name a few.

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