Georges St-Pierre Officially Re-Signs with the UFC

 Georges St-Pierre is considered the greatest 170lbs fighter, and after many months and years of uncertainty of his return, he has just officially re-signed with the UFC, and is being targeted to compete later this year.

 Per Dana White, GSP could be competing anywhere from 155lbs to the 185lbs division.  

 St-Pierre last competed within the UFC in Nov. 2013, where he defended his title against Johny Hendricks. Following his very close win, St-Pierre insisted he take a break from competing to live a “normal life”, unsure if he would return.

 The the most recent months, GSP stated he was ready for his return, and after negotiations for a new contract fell through, we were left once again unsure of when the Canadian native would return to combat, especially with President of the UFC, Dana White displaying such doubt.

 From the start, White said something along the lines of: “You don’t take a 3 year break and just return”, but here we are.

 Many fights have been requested by the fans and fighters upon the return of ‘Rush’, however, his return opponent has yet to be announced.

The Fall

Last night was an upset of epic proportions. As a huge Rousey fan, I was devastated. However, I was more devastated by the amount of casual fans that cheered on her defeat. What struck me is how many people gleefully whooped and hollered for her loss. Not for Holm’s win, but for her destruction. Did they remember that Ronda has inspired a legion of women and girls to get into MMA? That UFC president Dana White said NO woman would ever fight in the UFC and she came along and changed all of that? That Holm wouldn’t even be in the UFC without her? That there are two women’s weight classes in the UFC because of her? That female fans finally had someone to watch and put themselves in her shoes?

Loss is inevitable in this game. No fighter is untouchable. There will always come someone to beat you. Now I am just waiting to see if she will dust herself off, get back in the ring, and show us more than she has in the past–not just wild victories, but how to recover from defeat.

That, in fact, might be more important.

I am a fan for life and I expect that we will see a phoenix from this. Rise from the ashes so we also can.