Daily Debate: If ex-UFC champ Georges St-Pierre returns, which division?

10 March 2018

Is it only fitting that arguably the sport’s greatest 170-pounder fighter remains in the weight class?

In our latest Daily Debate feature, we asked MMAjunkie readers and MMAjunkie Radio listeners to tell us which division Georges St-Pierre should fight in if he does return to competition.

St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC), a longtime UFC welterweight titleholder who posted a record nine 170-pound title defenses from 2008-2013, recently returned from a four-year layoff and claimed the middleweight belt with a November victory over Michael Bisping at UFC 217.

However, he vacated the belt just a few weeks later because of an ongoing battle with ulcerative colitis, and now his future is unclear. But if the 36-year-old French-Canadian returns, should he remain at middleweight? How about a return to welterweight? Or something new – like a drop down to lightweight or even helping start a 165-pound division (something fellow vet Diego Sanchez recently pushed for)?

Here are the results from our poll (via Twitter):

Check out the video above as the MMAjunkie Radio hosts discuss the options and explain why a return to his longtime home at 170 pounds may make the most sense for “GSP.”

And for more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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