Earlier this week, we learned that, after months of rumors and conflicting reports, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has agreed to the terms of a brand new UFC contract. With this development, we can expect to see the welterweight great back in the Octagon sometime in the next few months – though it’s not known who he’ll fight or even what division he’ll fight in.
Given that it has now been more than three years since St-Pierre has stepped into the Octagon, there is widespread debate as to how he’ll look upon his return. According to long-time UFC commentator Joe Rogan, however, the former champ might just look better than ever.
Rogan weighed in on St-Pierre’s return on the latest episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan experience. His words (via MMAMania.com).
“So Georges St-Pierre is going to fight again. Good for him, man. Took some time off, chilled out. Feels good. Still training. That’s the thing about, Georges. He’s never out of shape at all. Constantly learning. Constantly training. I bet he’s better than ever. I bet he comes back and people think that he’s going to have lost a step. I bet he’s better than ever. He wouldn’t be coming back if he wasn’t. And I’ve been hearing crazy sh*t about his grappling. I’ve been hearing his grappling is just off the chain. That it’s just better than ever.”
“If he’s coming back it’s because he knows he’s healed up and probably better than ever. It’s going to be really interesting to watch him return because he’s different in the way he approaches fighting than I think anybody before him, and he influenced so many people after him. He almost has no ego when it comes to listening to his coaches and absorbing information.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/19/2017.