Former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is making his return after a four-plus year absence to challenge UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping for the gold at UFC 217.
When the former champion does return to action, there is going to be a familiar face to boxing fans in his corner in Freddie Roach.
“That’s a done deal,” Roach said on The MMA Hour. “We’ve made a deal, I’m going to fly up to Montreal at least three days every week until the fight, and I’ll work with him every day I’m up there.”
Roach is a longtime cornerman and trainer in boxing, but he has been seen scarcely in the corner of fighters during MMA events.
The trainer will first corner Miguel Cotto in a title fight on August 26, then he turns his focus over to the GSP camp.
“After Miguel’s fight, we’re going to make the arrangements, so I’m going to be up there (in Montreal) maybe the whole month of October almost,” Roach said.
UFC 217 takes place on Saturday, November 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.