Georges St-Pierre caused quite a stir last night (Sat., March 5,2016) as the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion of the world was in attendance for the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Of course, the rare site sparked comeback rumors, as “GSP” isn’t known for attending fights, especially since he walked away from mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2013.
But, as UFC president Dana White declared during the post-fight press conference, there are no immediate plans for “GSP’s” return, despite the fact that the two have kept an open line of communication.
“It was a coincidence. There was no plan to have Conor call out Georges. That was never a plan. It’s still a rumor (if St-Pierre returns). Georges Just wanted to come to the fights tonight; have we been talking to Georges? Yes we have. But, who knows. I honestly right here, right now don’t know if Georges still wants to fight. I don’t know.”
To further confirm White’s statement, Georges told UFC’s Megan Olivi that his attendance was nothing more than him wanting to personally attend the event, as many of his training partners were also in town. Plus, his plans were already in motion to be in “Sin City,” as he didn’t want to miss the chance to see Conor McGregor make history.
Hear from St-Pierre in the video embedded below:
Of course, there are certain MMA insiders the seem to believe White and St-Pierre are simply playing coy, which could mean the duo are keeping a potential return at UFC 200 a secret.
GSP isn’t the type to come to Vegas to just hang out and watch fights. He played coy and I asked about 200 and McGregor. Very interesting.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 6, 2016
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