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Will GSP Come Back?

On Thursday night, it was reported that longtime UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre would announce his return to the octagon. Shortly after St. Pierre’s camp said that the reports were not true. Here’s the question: When will GSP come back?

Nov 16, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Georges St-Pierre (red gloves) enters the cage before his welterweight championship bout during UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

For months, GSP had been making cryptic comments about a return to the Octagon. The sport needed to get cleaned up, and with new drug test enhancements in the UFC being enforced, GSP was likely pleased. Rumors out of his home gym Tri-Star claimed that GSP was still the beast he always was, working with young talent like Rick Story and Sage Northcutt. It was only a matter of time, right?

St-Pierre’s own coach, Firas Zahabi, told ESPN that he was gauging a possible come back on January 5, 2016: “Georges is in Montreal right now. He’s getting his body in shape and we’re going to explore options in the near future… I see him in practice all the time and the guy is incredible. He’s still the best. I think Georges is going to make a splash soon.”

In my opinion, it is a matter of when, not if regarding GSP’s comeback. All indications point to a comeback; St. Pierre hints at it from time to time and still trains regularly. At only 34, St. Pierre has a lot of fighting left. If GSP wants to remain retired, that is completely okay and he’s earned the right to do so, but it seems he doesn’t necessarily think so. His last fight was a controversial decision win over eventual champion Johny Hendricks, he has nothing to prove but he might not want to go out on that note. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of GSP to say the least.

So is it a safe bet to assume that at this point, it seems like the safe money is on GSP returning for a battle against Robbie Lawler in a bid to get his belt back, or perhaps a long-awaited superfight against Anderson Silva, or even Conor McGregor.

If he returns would you watch that pay-per-view? Comment below and we will share your opinion.

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