UFC denies Georges St-Pierre's claims his contract has been terminated

The promotion insists the three-time welterweight champion is not a free agent.

UFC 167 Mixed Martial Arts GSP last fought against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

THE UFC HAS responded to claims by Georges St-Pierre that he is no longer under contract with the promotion.

The 35-year-old former welterweight champion, who hasn’t stepped into the octagon since 2013, appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday to reveal that he’s a free agent after his lawyer terminated the deal.

Canadian St-Pierre had been rumoured for a return in recent months but he added that an offer from former CEO Lorenzo Fertitta was pulled when WME-IMG bought out the UFC over the summer.

In a statement released to MMA Fighting, however, the UFC has denied GSP’s suggestions — insisting he is still under contract.

“Georges St-Pierre remains under an existing agreement with Zuffa, LLC as his MMA promoter,” it reads. “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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