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Georges St-Pierre Open To UFC Return Against Tyron Woodley

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 30: (L-R) Tyron Woodley celebrates his knockout victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship bout during the UFC 201 event on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Georges St-Pierre has shown an interest in facing new 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley following his emphatic win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 this past Saturday.

Woodley made clear in post-fight interviews that big money fights are all that interests him, quite cruelly leaving highly-ranked Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson out in the cold.

Instead, he called out Nick Diaz, whose suspension ended recently, and the aforementioned St-Pierre, who hasn’t fought since late 2013.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 13: (EDITORS NOTE: Image shot on black and white film. Color version not available.) Actor Georges St-Pierre attends Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on March 13, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

MMA Fighting’s premier journalist, Ariel Helwani, contacted St-Pierre following the fight and asked the Canadian if he would consider making a return to the octagon and face Woodley, to which he replied: “yes.”

Rumours of a return spouted last month, with talk of Michael Bisping making his first middleweight title defence against St-Pierre. However, now that Dan Henderson is the clear favourite to face “The Count”, possibly at UFC 204 in England, it leaves the door open for St-Pierre at 170 pounds.

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 30: Tyron Woodley celebrates after his knockout victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship bout during the UFC 201 event on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The talk of big money fights will leave those high in the welterweight rankings with a bitter taste in their mouth, with the Ultimate Fighting Championship more frequently open to booking those with star appeal rather than their place in the ranking.

St-Pierre hasn’t fought since UFC 167, where he successfully defended his welterweight title against Johny Hendricks, announcing his sabbatical after the fight and relinquishing the belt.

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