After over 3 years away from the sport that made him an international superstar Georges St. Pierre (25-2) is back to add another chapter to his legacy inside of the octagon – that much we knew. But who would be the first man to welcome him back inside of the cage?
That man will be none other than current middleweight champion Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping (30-7). The fight was made official earlier today by UFC President Dana White on SportsCenter. A date and venue has yet to be announced for the contest but a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. ET this Friday before the UFC 209 weigh-in could shed more light onto these matters.
Before announcing his retirement from the sport, St. Pierre defended his welterweight title nine consecutive times against the best of the best the division had to offer from 2008-2013.
Should he dethrone Bisping, St. Pierre will join Randy Couture, B.J. Penn, and Conor McGregor as the only men to hold titles in two different weight classes. Should Bisping emerge victorious, he’ll be the only man in history to have defeated Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre – arguably the two greatest fighters the sport has ever seen.
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