At the time of publication, it remained unclear if Bisping was still the target for St-Pierre's return, but returning as a middleweight wouldn't be surprising for the former welterweight kingpin, especially considering the changes to weight-cutting regulations and methods since he last fought in 2013.
After months of on-and-off negotiations, both sides have agreed to terms on a new deal, MMA Fighting has learned. "Georges St-Pierre will not fight again", White told The Fight Network prior to UFC 200. More recently, White has confirmed that they've been in talks with St-Pierre.
Floyd Mayweather may be retired but he certainly seems like he's ready to return to action for a lucrative super fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
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There's been no word from St-Pierre himself on his return, though his camp hasn't been silent on his potential return. While nothing is official just yet, Helwani also added that "a return in the third quarter of 2017 is now being targeted". "So the deal is nearly done and he wants to fight me".
St-Pierre has always been teasing a return to the Octagon, and had been in the thick of negotiations with former owner Lorenzo Fertitta in 2016.
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St-Pierre has many sponsors outside of fighting, including Nos energy drink and Under Armour, and he would be losing out on a great sum of money without these. Later that week, he also met with WME|IMG co-owner Ari Emanuel to discuss a new deal and a fight at UFC 206 in Toronto, however, the two sides could not come to terms.
"I'm not going to tell you exactly what was said", St-Pierre said. It's a fight that sells itself and for St-Pierre, it would be one that could once again set him up for a middleweight superfight in the future (or perhaps even a showdown with whomsoever holds the lightweight belt).
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