If and when legendary welterweight fighter Georges St-Pierre returns to the UFC, a chance to reclaim his former championship will be awaiting him. That is, if he wants it. In fact, UFC President Dana White has go on record saying that Georges St-Pierre can have “whatever he wants” if he were to return to the UFC. Specifically, White said,
“It would be tough to deny that GSP comes right back and doesn’t fight for the title, you know what I mean? GSP can do whatever he wants. If he wants to come back and fight for the title, or if he wants a fight before that, he can do whatever he wants.”
While it’s no real surprise that GSP would be given a title shot upon his hypothetical return to the UFC, it is a little surprising that White would be so revealing with his “whatever he wants” statement. Although Dana White isn’t usually one to understate things, so it may be a case of hyperbole and trying to persuade St-Pierre back into the octagon.
Whatever the case, the UFC, and indeed the entire sport of mixed martial arts, would benefit hugely from the return of one of its all time biggest stars. There have been few other fighters as well-rounded and respected as Georges St-Pierre in the history of mixed martial arts. Some consider him the greatest fighter of all time and amongst the most marketable stars in the sport. To have a man like this on the outside of the sport looking in during the prime of his career is not ideal and this is not lost on Dana White. White is a smart man and a brilliant promoter, and I suspect that he’ll stay true to his word and offer St-Pierre “whatever he wants” if and when he makes his much anticipated return to the UFC.
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