It has been confirmed that MMA fighter, Georges St-Pierre, who hails from Saint-Isidore, Quebec, will be fighting Michael Bisping later this year.
The president of the UFC, Dana White, announced this morning on SportsCentre that St-Pierre would be making his return to the world of MMA in the World Middleweight Championship to take place later this year.
35-year-old St-Pierre will be competing against 38-year-old Bisping from Britain.
St-Pierre is regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, winning the title of Welterweight Championship in 2006, 2007, and 2008. In addition, he was named Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
The 2017 fight marks St-Pierre’s return to the sport after a three year hiatus. In December 2013, he announced that the would be taking time off from the MMA, and less than four months later, St-Pierre stated he had torn his ACL.
As of June 2016, St-Pierre was in talks to return to the UFC and in February of this year Dana White confirmed that St-Pierre had officially re-signed with the UFC.
Though a date for the St-Pierre – Bisping fight has yet to be set, we will eagerly be awaiting the big day.
We can’t wait to see this Quebec MMA fighter back in action!