If there were plans for Georges St-Pierre to return to the welterweight division, champion Robbie Lawler wasn't aware of them. The Canadian fighter has been on the sidelines for over two years, but has frequently spoken about making a return soon. The former 170-pound champion would seem like a natural fit to come back and challenge the current champ, and rumors were frequent about that being the case.
According to Lawler though (via MMA Fighting), that wasn't the case at all:
"Nope. They never asked me."
He also went on to say that he doesn't believe GSP will return to the cage at all, despite what St-Pierre has been saying over the last few months:
"I don't think he's coming back."
UFC president Dana White has shared the same sentiments about GSP not coming back, despite his recent talk of completing a training camp and just needing to come to financial terms with the promotion before he steps back into the cage.
In the meantime, Lawler will defend his title against pseudo-teammate Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 later this month., while we continue to wonder about the fate of the longtime former champion.