No one knows for sure if Georges St-Pierre is preparing for a return at UFC 200, but Tristar teammate Rory MacDonald wouldn’t be shocked if it happened.
St-Pierre was recently a surprise attendee at UFC 196, where the former UFC welterweight champion watched cageside as Nate Diaz upset Conor McGregor with a thrilling second-round rear-naked choke. Since then, St-Pierre’s longtime head trainer at Tristar, Firas Zahabi, has publicly campaigned for a fight between Diaz and the Canadian legend for July 9 at UFC 200.
@NateDiaz209 let me see what I can do…I know @GeorgesStPierre was very impressed by your performance. & So was I. https://t.co/jFu3hSt0Q2
— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) March 9, 2016
MacDonald said on Monday that he thinks the potential showdown would be exactly the kind of big money fight that could coax St-Pierre back to the game.
“That would be fun,” MacDonald said on The MMA Hour. “I think it’d be good to see him fight Nate or something like that, Conor or something would be cool. I really don’t know, [St-Pierre is] so secretive. It’s hard to get a read on it, you know? But he’s training and he’s doing good, so I don’t know. I think it really comes down to the numbers.”
St-Pierre, 34, is widely considered to be the greatest welterweight to ever compete in the sport. He twice won the UFC title, with a second reign that spanned over nine consecutive title defenses. Following a controversial victory over Johny Hendricks in late 2013, St-Pierre announced that he was taking a hiatus from the sport.
St-Pierre has since been reluctant to truly call himself retired, and rumors about his return have swirled as UFC 200 approaches.
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