Georges St-Pierre, former UFC Welterweight champ and all-time UFC great, has announced today on MMA Hour that he is a free agent and is not under contract with the UFC.
Let me start out by saying at this point in his career, GSP needs the UFC more than the UFC needs him - unless all he is looking for is big money. The UFC's welterweight division is currently killing it, with some serious contenders, so the UFC offers GSP the highest competition and greatest challenge. However, other promotions like Bellator can probably give GSP the most bang-for-his-buck with only one or two more fights likely to be a part of his comeback.
But the thing to me about a GSP comeback is, as far as his legacy goes, only a fight in the UFC can either further add to his greatness, or diminish it. A big money fight will be only that, a big money fight. He stands to gain nothing as far as being one of the greatest of all time by beating up someone for a Bellator main event. HOWEVER - there is one fight that can do both - Rory MacDonald. Rory is one of the top welterweights in the world, and just signed a big contract wit Bellator. However, Rory and GSP are friendly and have trained together in the past, so I don't know if they would be willing to go to war against each other.
The UFC and Dana White have yet to comment about GSP announcing he is a free agent, and we will watch this closely in the coming weeks to see if a GSP comeback is real.