Dana White: ‘GSP will get immediate title shot upon return’

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“It would be tough to deny that GSP comes right back and doesn’t fight for the title, you know what I mean?” White told UFC.com in his weekly interview. “GSP can do whatever he wants. If he wants to come back and fight for the title, or if he wants a fight before that – he can do whatever he wants.”

“It’s always a huge debate on a guy who’s had a career like GSP – to go out on top and walk away with the belt,” White said. “That’s a personal decision that a fighter has to make. Being the competitor that GSP is, I can’t see GSP [walking away yet]. But that’s up to him.”

In a recent interview with UFC.COM, UFC President Dana White discussed the UFC’s welterweight title situation should GSP decide to come back to competition.

St-Pierre took an extended leave from competition following his last title victory over Johny Hendricks. While on the sidelines the former welterweight champion suffered a knee injury that forced him into rehabilitation, making his possibility for return even less.