GSP is back and ready to fight
Published on Monday, 6/20/15, at 8:16 p.m. Eastern.
Georges St. Pierre announced his fighting return to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour earlier today.
GSP, the former welterweight champion who gave up his belt and abruptly went on a hiatus from mixed martial artist three years ago, was asked about a possible return fight against Michael Bisping for the middleweight strap. He replied, “They got my number. They can call my agent, no problem.”
GSP added that he “has more skills, more athleticism and a higher fighting IQ” than Bisping.
When pressed further by Helwani if he was officially announcing his return, GSP said, “Exactly, I’m ready.”
GSP recently turned 35 and hasn’t fought since somehow getting the split-decision nod over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November of 2013.
He owns a 20-2 career record in the UFC and hasn’t tasted defeat since
losing by first-round KO against Matt Serra at UFC 69 in 2007. GSP will bring a 12-fight winning streak into his Octagon return. He added that he could easily get down to 155 and is also welcome to fighting at middleweight.
If the fight with Bisping doesn’t get made, other potential opponents for GSP could include Johny Hendricks, Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman, Conor McGregor, Nate or Nick Diaz, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone or Carlos Condit.