It will be strange seeing a new UFC welterweight champion crowned on Saturday night; Georges St. Pierre has been synonymous with that gold strap for so long, and while it’s not clear if he will return, taking snippets from his interviews this week, and by listening to UFC president Dana White, it looks a lot more likely. According to the boss it’s only a matter of time before St. Pierre returns to the octagon.
“That’s not why he’s gone,” White said on Thursday. “He’s not gone because of TRT or any of that stuff. He’s gone because he had personal problems that he needed to deal with. A lot of that stuff got blown out of proportion. He’s gone because of the reason he sat down with me and Lorenzo that night and told us.”
“I know for a fact he will (return),” White said.
“Is it fun for Georges St-Pierre to be gone? I mean, no, I wouldn’t say that it’s fun for him to be gone. But the welterweight division is exciting right now, and when Georges does come back, whoever’s standing there, it will be a fun fight.”