Dana White statement on GSP return to the UFC, reveals contact with agent

St-Pierre hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since his historic UFC 217 victory over Michael Bisping, a triumph which saw him claim the middleweight title and become the fourth fighter in the promotion’s history to hold titles in two different weight classes.

His reign at the summit of the middleweight division came to an end 33 days after that when he vacated the 185lbs title.

The future UFC hall-of-famer relinquished the title due to his ongoing bout of ulcerative colitis, which has threatened to permanently derail his mixed martial arts career.

St-Pierre was recently called out by new UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, leading many to wonder if the UFC brass have been in contact with the former two-time welterweight king.

White hasn’t reached out to the 36-year-old, but he has been in contact with the Canadian’s manager.

“No, we haven’t talked recently,” White said during the 223 post-fight press conference earlier this month. “I haven’t talked to ‘GSP’ and I definitely haven’t talked to ‘GSP’ about fighting.

“I think that I hit his (up) agent a month-and-a-half (ago) about something.

“But I don’t remember off the top of my head exactly what it was.

“It was about a fight, it might’ve been about (fighting Tyron) Woodley. I don’t remember.”

St-Pierre touched on his future during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour and revealed that he’s .

“I’ve not closed the door (on my career),” St-Pierre told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.

“And also, I will have to think about what weight (I return at), at 185lbs, 170lbs, 155lbs, what would be the weight.

“I’ve won the title at 170lbs many times.

“Doesn’t mean I cannot go back and try to go for the title, but for me, now that I’m at the end of my career. 

“If I do something, it needs to be something that excites me, something that is a win-win situation that can elevate me.

“I’ve said it many times. I know I repeat myself, but it’s the truth.”

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