UFC says Georges St-Pierre is still under Zuffa contract. |
Hours after Georges St-Pierre told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour that he had terminated his contract with the UFC and is now a free agent, the UFC has responded denying that.
In a statement sent out Monday, the UFC said the former welterweight champion remains under contract and implied there could be a legal battle in the near future.
WME-IMG pulled the offer Fertitta had made to St-Pierre for a new contract, GSP said. At that point, St-Pierre said he hired lawyer James Quinn to evaluate the old deal. Quinn gave the UFC a deadline to offer St-Pierre a fight. GSP said the UFC sent him a message right before the deadline asking him if he was interested in facing Robbie Lawler.
“Georges St-Pierre remains under an existing agreement with Zuffa, LLC as his MMA promoter,” the statement read. “Zuffa intends to honor its agreement with St-Pierre and reserves its rights under the law to have St-Pierre do the same.”
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