Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre could be stepping back into the octagon sooner than was originally thought, confirming this week that he’s talking with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on a possible return.
The Canadian stepped away from the sport in 2013 after successfully defending his title in a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. The 34-year-old has been linked to a return ever since and over the past couple of months the rumors have become more frequent.
Speaking to The Sports Network at a recent Raptors basketball game at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, GSP confirmed he was negotiating with the UFC brass and was on “good terms” with the promotion.
“I’m on good terms with the UFC. We’re talking,” St-Pierre said in the interview. “Everything is possible, but I don’t know right now. I can’t tell you everything. I have to keep some secrets.”
St-Pierre is set to host a two-part series for the History Channel titled “The Boneyard, with Georges St-Pierre”. An avid lover of paleontology, the Canadian will travel across the globe in search of prehistoric fossils, taking him as far as the Patagonia region in Argentina and the swamps of Alabama, USA.
The special will air on April 14th, with re-runs airing throughout the week.
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