Former UFC great Georges St-Pierre is one step closer to making his UFC return.
That is according to reports from the Los Angeles Times, who claim the former Welterweight champ will soon commence a six week training camp to gauge his physical and mental fitness.
The former star wants to get a feel for whether he would like to come back into the Octagon after nearly two years away from competition.
The Canadian fighter walked away from the sport in November 2013, after defending his title against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. He sighted burnout and consequently, vacated his title.
With a record of 25-2, the 34-year old has been recently linking up with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach who says he is very logical about a possible return.
"He's going to have a six-week training camp, we're going to train every day like we're having a fight, and at the end of the six weeks, if he feels he has the desire to go on with it - if he wants to fight - then we will fight again - if he doesn't, we'll call it quits." Roach said.
However, UFC President Dana White isn't buying into a St-Pierre return.
"I highly doubt it's going to happen because GSP's been off for too long and has a ton of money. It'd be great if he comes back, yes, i love Georges St-Pierre - amanzing athlete - but comeback talk? I laugh at it. To be a world champion you have to be hungry. That's not GSP. Not even close." White Said.
Whatever happens, St-Pierre's time with Roach will be defintely interesting. If he does return, theres a handful of interesting opponents that could await him, including a rematch with Nick Diaz, which went to a decision back at UFC 158 in favour of St-Pierre. Johny Hendricks could also pose as a tricky opponent for the former Welterweight champ.
St-Pierre will have to dethrone the ruthless Robbie Lawler if he aims to become champ again, who took the title off Hendricks.
A possible long-awaited super fight with former middleweight champ Anderson Silva would also get UFC fans licking their lips.
While a comeback may not be assured, fans of the Canadian are welcome to start getting excited.