Georges St-Pierre had his perfect comeback story Saturday night. He recovered from ACL surgery and took 4 years away from the sport as well, only to return — and finish — the current champion in a higher weight class. It seemed unfathomable for many, but St-Pierre once again displayed why he is considered among the sport’s all-time greats.
He wasn’t able to speak to the media following his massive win over Michael Bisping, as he had to get stitches and be checked by doctors, but he did release a statement on social media.
“The atmosphere last night at MSG was unreal... Feeling great today,” GSP wrote. “Thanks everyone for making this the best night of my career!!!”
The two-division champion also wrote a message in French, saying “A big thank you to all my supporters in Quebec, I cannot wait to get home!”
Interim middleweight champ Robert Whittaker and welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley seem like the obvious candidates for his next bout, but St-Pierre has yet to actually address his fighting future. With Dana White saying that UFC 217 blew away expectations with PPV sales, it seems that he is likely in for even more lucrative bouts either way.