Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is finally making his Octagon return, after spending more than three years away from mixed martial arts (MMA) to regain his sanity.
It’s a dirty (and crazy) game.
But just because he’s in a “Rush” to return, doesn’t mean the former “king” of pay-per-view (PPV) buys in interested in cementing his legacy as one of the greatest of all time, because his latest stunt is more about making some of that Conor McGregor money.
That’s according to reigning 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley, who roasted the French-Canadian on his latest edition of Morning Wood.
"I knew what he was coming back for. I knew he wasn't coming back to do another run and do what he has already done, he already has a name engraved on the record books. He's coming back because he said, ‘Hey you know what... Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and all these fighters are making all this money, so I want to get in on some of this money.' What George St-Pierre needs to do is just to be honest. You're not back in this sport to take on the welterweights, prove that you're back and that the king is back, you're not back for that, man. You're here for super fights, you're here to make a lot of money, because you helped build the business model for pay-per-view and there's no shame in that, but just be real."
To his credit, Woodley never hides his money-grubbing intentions.
St-Pierre has been flip-flopping weight classes ever since announcing his return earlier this year. He was first attached to a Michael Bisping middleweight title fight, then sent back down to welterweight after dragging his feet.
Then “Rush” was bumped back up to 185 pounds after Woodley turned in a uninspired performance against Demian Maia at UFC 214 last month in Anaheim, California, putting him at odds with promotion president Dana White.