But the man himself, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, still has not confirmed plans to return to the Octagon he once ruled with an
iron fist superman punch.
To add fuel to the fire, one of "Rush's" sponsors, Under Armour, posted a tweet on Wednesday (Jan. 6) that the champ might be coming out of retirement:
For whatever unknown reason, the tweet was quickly deleted, leaving MMA fans to speculate on what it might have meant.
Did somebody accidentally tweet a spoiler about an upcoming announcement? Or was the entire thing a mistake? Was it a scheduled tweet gone horribly wrong?
GSP did attend the event as advertised, but no announcement was made regarding a return to MMA.
After sitting out for more than two years now, many fans assume the 34-year-old Canadian is probably done for good. That includes UFC president Dana White, who denies having a beef with St-Pierre and said the Quebec native has "lost the urge to fight, end of story."
What's more, current champion Robbie Lawler has insisted that any attempt to try and get his belt back will result in getting KTFO.
Despite the continuing uncertainty, UFC executives will likely be tempted to find a place for "Rush" on the roster should he become more committal to a return. Particularly with UFC 200 looming in the summer, an event which looks as promising as UFC 100.
That former blockbuster event boasted a title fight between crossover wrestler superstar Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, St-Pierre vs. Thiago Alves, Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping and many other famous names. It has since become the benchmark for most successful pay-per-view events -- until the Conor McGregor era that is.
Assuming miracles do happen and UFC signs Canada's most famous combat sports champion for UFC 200, who would you most like to see him face? Benson Henderson? Robbie Lawler? Somebody else? Sound off in the comments!