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Georges St-Pierre says he was approached by WWE

Former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre is the latest MMA star to be approached by WWE about a potential transition from the world of MMA competition to the pro wrestling business.

The former UFC Middleweight and Welterweight Champion mentioned the news while doing a French-language interview on TVA Sports. Officials from WWE approached him when he was attending ESPN’s ESPYS award ceremony this past July. At this ceremony, he was nominated for the Best Fighter Award. In the end, Terence Crawford won the award.

GSP announced his retirement from active MMA competition in February. This was after St-Pierre returned to competition in November of 2017 after being away for four years from the sport to win the middleweight title when he beat Michael Bisping.

“I was at an ESPN event in the United States, the awards ceremony, and I got approached by the WWE,” St-Pierre said in an interview with Jean-Charles Lajoie on TVA Sports. “I had just retired, and, it’s a form of competition, but of course, it’s also scripted, so I don’t know if I’d be willing to relive that. Perhaps for a special event, so I could taste it. But I don’t know if I’d want to sign a contract and do it every week and making it a living. Maybe for a special appearance.

“Perhaps we will get back to them on that, I don’t know, but for the moment, there are no discussions at all. They wanted to contact my agents, I gave them their number, but I don’t want to switch to wrestling full-time.”

H/T to MMA Fighting for the transcription


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