Georges St-Pierre signs to return to the UFC

There is still no official word on who Georges St-Pierre's opponent for his comeback fight but it is safe to say that it's not going to be CM Punk.

MMA legend Georges St-Pierre is set to make a long-awaited return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. St-Pierre said talks about his return broke down when the new WME-IMG ownership group became involved following the purchase of UFC in the summer for approximately $4 billion.

St. -Pierre is the longest reigning 170-pound champion in the history of the UFC and has an impressive 25-2 record for his professional MMA career.

The 35-year-old Montreal native cited a need for time off following the bout, but also questioned the UFC's drug-testing policies.

St-Pierre had several lucrative endorsements that paid him seven-figures to wear their brand in the UFC so he was seeking financial compensation to help lessen the burden for the money he would be losing upon returning to fight again. He answered that setback by defeating Serra in April 2008.

"There's a lot of fights that interest me", the two-time welterweight champion told Starsport when asked if he'd be open to fighting Diaz and middleweight champion Michael Bisping. White mentioned the victor of the UFC 209 welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson as a possible foe for St-Pierre. His lawyer, James (Jim) Quinn, said one other sticking point during negotiations was UFC's exclusive apparel deal with Reebok. He says he can make the weight.

St-Pierre seemed to be risking widening the divide by aligning with a recently organized fighters association headed by former Bellator head Bjorn Rebney. "We don't have anything booked and literally haven't talked to anybody about it", he wrote. Hours later, the UFC responded and claimed that he remained under contract. With that, we take a look at possible opponents St-Pierre could take on this year and that we be excited for.

If he emerges at 155 pounds, St-Pierre could find a quick road to a mega-fight with current champion Conor McGregor.