Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is making noise once again in the MMA scene. Reports are swirling that St-Pierre will spearhead a group of former champions to a fighter’s union to protect their future.
According to MMAFighting.com, St-Pierre, and his group will make a “re-defining” announcement Wednesday. Also included in the group are former Bellator promoter Bjorn Rebney, Cain Velasquez, T.J. Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone, and Tim Kennedy.
Both Kennedy and Cerrone have been vocal for with their formation of a fighter’s union. They stressed that promoters need to protect the fighter’s interest more than that themselves. Cerrone has been vocal about how the new owners of the UFC treat fighters and the staff . He adds that fighters deserve compensation like health benefits, wages, and a share in the fight promotions.
“We need a fighters union especially with the new owners coming in. And I think now is the time,” Cerrone said. “I want to know their point of view and how they want to attack the situation. Because I don’t know. There are a lot of things that I don’t know.”
Aside from fighter’s union formation, St-Pierre has also been rumored lately of shifting to Bellator. The Canadian-based fighter has been in a deadlock negotiations with the UFC for his supposed comeback. One of the stumbling blocks in the St-Pierre talks with UFC involves UFC’s new outfit provider, Reebok.
It would be remembered that the French-Canadian fighter was in attendance back at Bellator 165. He even posted a photo with Fedor Emelianenko, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker, and Rory MacDonald. St-Pierre trains with MacDonald and with the photo it fuels speculation that he is considering of making that jump.
The press conference will also answer St-Pierre’s future. He has stated he does not care if it’s a titled fight as long it pleases fight fans.
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