Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre took to social media earlier today (Wed., Aug. 9, 2017) to announce that he officially signed his end of the deal to face current UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping at UFC 217 on Nov. 4, 2017 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
After UFC president Dana White scrapped the title fight earlier this year, the brash head honcho had a change of heart shortly after UFC 214, opting to re-book the bout instead of allowing current 170-pound kingpin Tyron Woodley to welcome “Rush” back into the Octagon due to “The Chosen One’s” lackluster performance against Demian Maia.
Come fight night, it will have been exactly four years since St-Pierre stepped foot inside the Octagon, with his last appearance coming at UFC 167 back in November of 2013. As for Bisping, he’s been riding the pine (for this), as well, as hasn’t competed since October of 2016 after defeating Dan Henderson in his first-ever title defense.
Now, we just have to wait for Bisping to hold up his end of the bargain, and hope that Georges’ body and mind “don’t fail him” before November.