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Georges St-Pierre returning to UFC ... in one or two years

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, walked away from mixed martial arts (MMA) after submitting Michael Bisping to win the 185-pound belt at UFC 217 last November in New York.

But don’t worry, he’ll be back.

“I think, personally, that he’s going to fight again,” coach Firas Zahabi told Fight Hub TV (via MMA Fighting). “He doesn’t know. Nobody knows but I think that he’s just so hyper-competitive that eventually he’s gonna wake up one day and be like, ‘I need a challenge.’ I just think that’s the person he is.”

St-Pierre turns 37 this spring.

“Rush” was forced to turn in his badge and gun after succumbing to colitis, a serious stomach condition that I’m sure we all know was the only thing from keeping the French-Canadian phenom from unifying the title with then-interim champion Robert Whittaker

As contracted.

Whittaker was also benched by way of illness and the title is currently up for grabs. Could St-Pierre be in the running for the winner of Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero, who battle for the substitute strap at UFC 221 in Perth?

Unlikely.

“I have no idea [how long he’ll be out].” said Zahabi. “I think he’s out for at least a year or two. I don’t know. We all love Georges but he’s put in so many years, he’s put in so many bouts, I don’t think it’s fair to ask him for more.”

I guess we can forget about this fantasy super fight.