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Georges St-Pierre: I made peace with Dana White, but UFC return ‘still not happening’ … for now

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who stepped away from the hurt business roughly three years ago, is trying his damnedest to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) return in 2016.

He even made peace with promotion president Dana White, who made trashing the French-Canadian a part-time hobby.

But even with the attention of Ari Emanuel, the new head cheese now that UFC has been sold to WME | IMG, a deal was not able to be done in time for the UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Dec. 10, 2016 at Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada.

"Nothing would make me more happy in the world than to fight you in Toronto, Michael," St-Pierre told UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who spent the last few days trying to finagle a fight with the PPV king.

Not that White wanted any part of it.

"Last week, I met with Ari and I made peace with Dana. I tried to resolve things, but unfortunately right now it's not happening. Hopefully, things will change soon. Thank you."

See you in 2017?