Georges St-Pierre Set To Face Michael Bisping In UFC Return
Georges “Rush” St-Pierre (GSP), the former UFC welterweight champion and a legend in the sport, has not fought in the octagon since 2013. But that’s not stopping him from trying to make a comeback.
On Wednesday, March 1st, the UFC’s President, Dana White, made the announcement that GSP will be making his return by fighting in a title bout against current middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
Here we go!! @bisping welcomes Georges St-Pierre back to the UFC!!
Event & Date TBA pic.twitter.com/gTPTS4iL1S
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 1, 2017
As for the date and location of the fight, that is still to be determined. What we do know is that St-Pierre will need to pass a four-month waiting period that’s required by the USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency), and he will be subject to drug testing at any time.
GSP’s last fight was at 170 pounds against Johny (Bigg Rigg) Hendricks, narrowly squeaking out a win – his 12th straight. Now, he would have to move up to the 185-pound division for a shot at the belt. Bisping first claimed the middleweight belt after he defeated Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 by TKO. He was successful in his first title defense against his longtime nemesis, Dan Henderson, at UFC 204.
St-Pierre has a 19-2 record in the UFC whereas Bisping holds a 20-7 record in the UFC.