Georges St-Pierre has talked in length about why he wants to fight again, and has been training extensively for his return, but Tyron Woodley apparently isn’t sold…
Several months ago, St-Pierre announced he had come to terms on a new deal with the UFC, and that he was planning a comeback. The UFC proceeded to announced that GSP would fight middleweight champ, Michael Bisping, in his return bout. But, as you surely know, after St-Pierre relayed that he couldn’t fight until November (due to an eye injury we later found out), Dana White said he was punting the Bisping – GSP bout.
Well, fast forward to today, and we’re not sure what’s in store for GSP. White has reported that the former welterweight champ is interested in fighting for the 170 title. But, it’s also been reported St-Pierre is still interested in fighting Bisping. The current champ, Mr. Woodley, was a guest on “The MMA Hour” this week, and here’s some of what he had to say about the situation (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I don’t even want to talk about GSP because GSP is playing everybody.
“I don’t know if he really wants to fight. I don’t know if he really wants to fight me or if he wants to fight Bisping.”
Woodley, meanwhile, will take on Demian Maia this Saturday at UFC 214. According to the champ, he thinks GSP might make his decision as to what he wants to do, after the event goes down.
“I think if ‘Wonderboy’ had beat me, (GSP) would have fought him. If Demian Maia comes out on top this weekend, I think he’ll fight him.
“I just don’t think that he wants to come in after three years and face a guy like me who is completely determined not to lose his belt.”
There you have it. Now, considering newly crowned, middleweight interim champ Robert Whittaker likely won’t fight again until 2018, don’t be surprised if the UFC revisits Bisping – GSP. Then again, if Woodley does score an impressive win this Saturday, maybe St-Pierre will target the welterweight crown.