Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre’s ongoing saga with the UFC brass has been an interesting one. While St-Pierre hasn’t fought since his controversial 2013 split decision win over Johny Hendricks, reports of St-Pierre returning to the Octagon have continued to surface over the years.
Recently, it appeared as though St-Pierre was closer than ever before to returning, with reports of the former champ returning for a superfight with Anderson Silva igniting after Silva’s son teased the fight on social media several times. In addition, St-Pierre himself went as far as to state in an interview that news regarding his return would be announced in the coming weeks.
Throughout all of this, UFC President Dana White has maintained that he doesn’t believe St-Pierre will ever return to the Octagon. During an interview on UFC Tonight, White went on to give a lengthy explanation as to why ‘he knows fighters that want to fight, and Georges St-Pierre isn’t one.’
While the speculation is that St-Pierre’s deal with Under Armour is delaying his return given that the UFC has an ongoing apparel deal with Reebok, negotiations between the UFC and St-Pierre haven’t resulted in the former champ being booked for a fight.
This ultimately has resulted in the strange predicament St-Pierre finds himself in today. This week, St-Pierre revealed in an interview that he is now officially a free agent after his contract with the UFC was terminated. The UFC was quick to release a statement refuting St-Pierre’s claims, explaining that ‘Rush’ certainly was not a free agent. That was met with resistance by St-Pierre’s legal team, who revealed that St-Pierre was able to terminate his contract due to the fact that the UFC never booked St-Pierre a fight.
Now, John Morgan of MMAJunkie recently bumped into St-Pierre in Las Vegas, however when he was asked about why he was in town, the MMA legend stated “Just hanging out” with a laugh.
Morgan captured St-Pierre on camera before taking off, check it out:
Did my best TMZ imitation tonight. Look who's in Las Vegas. Would only tell me he's "just hanging out." Then I felt uncomfortable and left. pic.twitter.com/3uqQXyum1u
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) October 20, 2016
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