Well, it looks like it’s official this time.
Georges St-Pierre now seems certain to return to the UFC to face middleweight titleholder Michael Bisping in the promotion’s return to Madison Square Garden on November 4th after he posted a picture of him signing a bout agreement to face the current 185-pound champion.
GSP’s return marks the end of what will be a near four-year hiatus from the sport for dominant former welterweight champion and the bout will likely serve as the headliner of the UFC’s second visit to Madison Square Garden.
This particular match-up has been announced and subsequently shelved by UFC president Dana White. Most recently, he said that the “ship had sailed” in relation to the bout and suggested that the winner of the recent Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia welterweight title fight would be next for St-Pierre.
However, White’s apparent dissatisfaction with the UFC 214 bout led him to change his mind once again and re-institute the Bisping vs. GSP match.
Bisping (30-7) most recently fought last October where he defended the title with a unanimous decision victory against Dan Henderson. St-Pierre, meanwhile, last fought in November 2013 where he outpointed Johny Hendricks in his 12th successive win in the UFC.
UFC 217 is expected to take place in New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 4th.