St-Pierre will face mid­dleweight cham­pion Bisp­ing af­ter all

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

TORONTO — The UFC has de­cided against match­ing Ge­orges St-Pierre with cur­rent ti­tle-holder Ty­ron (The Cho­sen One) Wood­ley, opt­ing in­stead to re­turn to its orig­i­nal plan and have the Cana­dian star make his come­back against mid­dleweight cham­pion Michael Bisp­ing.

UFC pres­i­dent Dana White made the an­nounce­ment af­ter Wood­ley’s cal­cu­lated but drab ti­tle de­fence against Brazil­ian sub­mis­sion ace Demian Maia at UFC 214 on Satur­day night. White said there was no date set yet.

The 36-year-old St-Pierre, who has not fought since Novem­ber 2013, re­acted to the news with a thumbs-up and happy face emoji in a text to The Cana­dian Press.

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