GSP Set To Return For UFC 217
This Saturday marks the return of Georges “Rush” St-Pierre as he takes on middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 217 in New York City at Madison Square Garden. Should GSP win, it would be a triumphant return back to championship glory after being out of the MAN limelight for the past 4 years.
But the path to victory isn’t going to be easy. His opponent, Bisping, is ranked #1 according to the current MMA middleweight rankings by MMAjunkie/USA Today Sports. Bisping’s record (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) matches up well to St-Pierre’s (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) – on paper anyway.
GSP left the sport in 2013 and vacated his UFC welterweight championship belt that he basically held for the better part of a decade. If he’s able to defeat Bisping on Saturday, he will become only the 4th fighter in UFC history to hold titles in multiple divisions. The other three? Randy Couture, B.J. Penn, and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
GSP has even said there’s nothing bigger than this. The stakes are high and it’s the only reason why he’s fighting again. If he wins, his legacy will be cemented as one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, UFC fighters in history.