Georges St-Pierre (GSP) will make his much-awaited return to UFC later this year after it was confirmed by Dana White that the Canadian's contract has been re-negotiated and will face Micheal Bisping for the Middleweight title. The 35-year old will make his return to the sport after an absence of 3 years at a time when UFC's top draws – Conor Mcgregor, Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey all face uncertain futures in the sport. This move could be seen by cynics as a way to appease UFC fans, who may be starting to doubt what lies ahead for the business. Micheal Bisping has already taken to social media to welcome the news of St-Pierre's return.
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Although the date for the superfight has not be disclosed, but coming to things at hand, GSP has categorically backed UFC 209 headliner Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson against current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley calling him the best striker he's seen in his lifetime.
“He has the tools to become champion,” St-Pierre said in an official UFC video. “It’s only a matter of time for him and he’s getting better every day. I called him for a secret weapon, but now he’s not a secret weapon anymore.
“‘Wonderboy’ is the best striker I’ve seen in my life.”
UFC 209 is scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 4 with the main card comprising of the following fights –
Welterweight – Tyron Woodley (C) vs. Stephen Thomson
Lightweight – Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
Middleweight – Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly
Heavyweight – Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt