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Georges St-Pierre: New UFC owners stopped returning my calls

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may no longer be in the Georges St-Pierre business.

That's according to "Rush" himself, who claims the WME | IMG group -- new owners of the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion following last July's sale -- have stopped returning his calls.

Some things never change.

"We wanted to get in touch," St-Pierre told MMA Fighting. "They were supposed to talk yesterday, but they couldn't reach them. Something happened. They're supposed to reach them. They're unreachable now."

St-Pierre was recently a guest on UFC Tonight (watch it) and told the combat sports world he was ready to make his return to the Octagon. In fact, if the promotion was willing to work around the current Reebok deal, he could be ready to go as early as UFC 206 in Toronto.

"Dialogue between GSP's management and UFC officials is ongoing," according to UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler.

I guess a potential return, at this stage, all depends on this pessimist.

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