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Chael Sonnen explains why the UFC needs Georges St-Pierre back with issues in two divisions

Chael Sonnen wants GSP to return to the UFC

Georges St-Pierre has teased a second return and Chael Sonnen wants the legend to be back in the UFC

UFC legend Chael Sonnen called out another legend in Georges St-Pierre and opened the door for the Canadian’s return.

GSP, as St-Pierre is called, is one of the greatest MMA stars ever and in the UFC Hall of Fame. The Canadian is retired from the Octagon, but there has been talk of a return.

Chael Sonnen is one of the legends in the world of MMA and is part of Submission Underground too
Mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen attends the UFC 170 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sonnen was speaking about why the UFC needed GSP back and he too would want to see it:

“Do we need him? Because I am tipping more towards yes, more and more.

“I will tell you the amount of athletes under contract, which is 556, the amount of shows that are announced moving forward to the balance of the year. It would just seem to me that we are going to be loaded.

“For some reason, we are having a hard time getting athletes sign and agree to contracts.

“I am coming to you with my interpretation, it just appears for all the greats under contract that aren’t coming out and getting dates, that something is going on behind the scenes.”

Sonnen spoke about the problems in the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions currently, and when the champs could return.

Solving a ton of problems

Sonnen also highlighted how GSP could solve many issues for the UFC:

“Georges St-Pierre solves a lot of problems. You want a big fight? Boom, call Georges. Biggest PPV star of all-time.”

The UFC legend claimed that Conor McGregor and Brock Lesnar could also be called the biggest PPV stars, depending on all that they did for the UFC.

Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest in UFC history
Georges St-Pierre of Canada reacts following his victory over Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

However, Sonnen went on to say that combining McGregor’s numbers or Lesnar’s numbers don’t match up to St-Pierre’s.

“We need Georges St-Pierre. We sure as hell want him.”

Sonnen also said that St-Pierre looked in great shape and is capable of winning the title when he comes back.

However, Sonnen also said that St-Pierre had to fight someone big like Jorge Masvidal, McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Sonnen ended by suggesting that the UFC needs to bring in the biggest draw ever.

GSP is still a huge name and would sell a lot of PPVs, and it will be interesting to see if the UFC do pull their biggest card out of the deck.

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