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GSP, UFC agree to terms on new contract

Discussion in 'Cageside - MMA Discussion' started by Yossarian, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Yossarian

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    GSP is back.

    Welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre has agreed to terms on a new multi-fight contract with the UFC and is expected to sign soon, according to a report from Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, citing multiple sources.

    The deal has not been finalized, but the promotion is aiming to have St-Pierre compete in the third quarter of 2017. It will be the fighter's first bout since Nov. 16, 2013, a split decision win over Johny Hendricks that marked St-Pierre's ninth consecutive title defense before he chose to take a hiatus from competition.

    Report: St-Pierre, UFC agree to terms on new contract
     
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    At long last, Georges St-Pierre appears headed back to the UFC.

    St-Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champion, is on the verge of signing a new multi-fight contract with the promotion, multiple sources confirmed with MMA Fighting.

    After months of on-and-off negotiations, both sides have agreed to terms on a new deal, MMA Fighting has learned.

    While St-Pierre's return fight has yet to be finalized, the current plan is for him to compete later this year. A return in the third quarter of 2017 is currently being targeted, sources say.

    Georges St-Pierre and UFC agree to terms, close to finalizing new contract
     
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    gets the winner of Woodley and WB?
     
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    "St-Pierre has a number of lucrative sponsorship deals that could be complicated by the UFC's exclusive apparel deal with Reebok. It is not known yet how that dynamic will be addressed in this new deal."

    I don't know how to feel about his return. He was the one that got away. But I guess the UFC started caving due to retirements of stars, and Conor being absent for a while.
     
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    Hopefully it goes like that. But maybe a superfight on the horizon? That would be so likely with his star power and the environment of the entertainment aspect of the UFC today.
     
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    He's only coming back to fight Bisping...then Anderson.
     
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    I guess he deserves to do that. He fought and cleaned out a killer division on his watch. Would rather see him going for that WW belt, but he may be heavier coming in.
     
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    Please don't book a rematch with Nick Diaz.
     
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    At long last, Georges St-Pierre appears headed back to the UFC.

    St-Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champion, is on the verge of signing a new multi-fight contract with the promotion, multiple sources confirmed with MMA Fighting.

    After months of on-and-off negotiations, both sides have agreed to terms on a new deal, MMA Fighting has learned.

    While St-Pierre's return fight has yet to be finalized, the current plan is for him to compete later this year. A return in the third quarter of 2017 is currently being targeted, sources say.

    UFC officials declined to comment on the impending deal, though, UFC president Dana White, and others, have dropped some clues as of late.

    First, in a recent SI.com interview, White said he recently met with Freddie Roach, the legendary boxing trainer who works with St-Pierre, but he didn’t reveal the reason for the meeting. Then, last week in Brooklyn, White told TSN that the UFC has “been talking to GSP” and that “me and GSP got everything straight between us.”

    In addition, on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Michael Bisping said one of St-Pierre’s trainers told him “the deal is almost done and he wants to fight me.”

    Both the UFC and St-Pierre have yet to decide which division he'll compete in upon returning. Last year, St-Pierre, considered the greatest welterweight champion of all time, expressed interest in fighting Bisping for the UFC middleweight title, and that is still a possibility.

    St-Pierre's return will provide a much-needed shot in the arm for new UFC owners, WME|IMG. With Conor McGregor currently pursuing a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ronda Rousey's uncertain future, Brock Lesnar's retirement and Jon Jones' suspension, the organization needs a star like St-Pierre now more than ever.

    The new deal will put an end to a three-year saga between the UFC and St-Pierre that dates back to UFC 167 in Nov. 2013.

    Immediately following a controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks in Las Vegas, St-Pierre said he was considering vacating his title and taking a break from MMA. Then, at the post-fight press conference, a visibly frustrated UFC president Dana White, who said he did not score the fight for St-Pierre, told the media St-Pierre had been taken to the hospital. However, midway through the press conference, a battered St-Pierre showed up.

    Two years later, on The MMA Hour, St-Pierre discussed a tense meeting with White and then-CEO Lorenzo Fertitta following the press conference.

    "I'm not going to tell you exactly what was said," St-Pierre said. "But I was very pissed off and I used a lot of F words. ... I was very angry. They did not support me because of the testing issues for the doping, they did not support me for the anti-doping. And I told them, why they didn't support for this, and I didn't understand it. I said, ‘You guys need to wake up, because a lot of people are cheating, and stuff, and it's a freaking joke. You guys are kind of protecting these guys, and it shouldn't be like that.' I was very angry."

    A month after UFC 167, in a joint conference call, St-Pierre relinquished the title and walked away from the sport indefinitely, though he always refused to categorize his departure from MMA as a "retirement."

    Over the next two-plus years, St-Pierre popped in and out of the MMA news cycle. Skeptics, including both St-Pierre and White, viewed St-Pierre's issues with the UFC's anti-doping policy, as well as its Reebok uniform deal, among other differences, as massive stumbling blocks preventing his return.

    Nevertheless, in June, St-Pierre announcedthat he was finally ready to resume his career. But after a deal offered by Fertitta was pulled following the sale of the company in July, the two sides were once again at an impasse.

    Even after his announcement, White maintained St-Pierre did not want to fight.

    "Georges St-Pierre will not fight again," White told The Fight Network prior to UFC 200. "I've said that before, and I'll say it again. Georges St-Pierre is done. He is retired. He will not fight again."

    In October, St-Pierre declared himself a free agent, after his lawyer, James Quinn, terminated his UFC contract. UFC publicly disagreed with that assessment.

    Days later, St-Pierre finally made “peace” with White over dinner in Las Vegas. Later that week, he also met with WME|IMG co-owner Ari Emanuel to discuss a new deal and a fight at UFC 206 in Toronto, however, the two sides could not come to terms.

    Recently, talks heated back up, and a deal is close to being finalized.

    St-Pierre, 35, left the sport riding a 12-fight winning streak. In addition to being considered the greatest welterweight champion of all time, the Québec native is also widely-regarded as one of the best fighters in the history of MMA.
     
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    Bisping needs to face Romero or I'm calling bullshit.
     
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    Him vs Anderson now would be like chuck vs wandy, fun, but just a cheap facsimile of what could have been.
     
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    I just think he thinks the MW title is easier for him to win if Bisping is holding it. 2 belts are all the rage these days...lol
     
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    It's all about that cheada, hiomie
     
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    Like the idea of superfights better than making a title run. Let him fight the top 10 p4p list at catch weights so we know once and for all the he is...
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    except he lost his last fight to a guy who is 2 and 4 in his last 6 and lost 3 in a row

    don't give me the he didn't lose that fight routine bra...he lost that one pretty clearly(John might have been pre USADA though)

    Glad to see GSP back though....But I really doubt he is gonna do well against the current crop of 170s or 185s
     
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    That's odd...I don't see that loss on his record. Hmmm
     
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    Hopefully he comes back and fight Robbie, Maia & then Woodley.
     
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    The GSP vs Hendricks fight was 100% pre-USADA.
     
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    Wonder if he comes back at 185 or 170.

    For some reason I picture a 185 gsp lacking a lot of speed. Sort of like when cung le drank the super soldier serum vs bisping
     
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