We heard about it last week, the frenzied calls to GSP, the meetings planned to try to woo the former UFC Welterweight Champion to return to the Octagon in light of declining PPV sales and the “injury bug” ruining cards left and right. Georges St. Pierre, love him or hate him, was one of the UFC’s biggest stars and has headlined (or at least been featured on) some of the UFC’s biggest cards in the promotion’s history.
It’s fair to assume that it’s not great for business to have a former champion (who left while still champion) talking about how he won’t fight again until the company cleans up their act with drug testing. While it’s uncertain exactly what went down over the past few days, we do know that GSP has been cleared to train again and that according to Firas Zahabi, he is back at the gym and looking good for his first day back.
The guy still has his grievances with the UFC, but it wouldn’t be hard to imagine GSP in the UFC Octagon again soon after an armored car is rolled up to his home, right?
<center><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>First day back in training <a href=”https://twitter.com/GeorgesStPierre”>@GeorgesStPierre</a> looked awesome. <a href=”http://t.co/J2zzJmIUL0″>pic.twitter.com/J2zzJmIUL0</a></p>— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Firas_Zahabi/status/524262842611294209″>October 20, 2014</a></blockquote>
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