GSP considers Rory MacDonald a friend, a pal, a confidant. And he's thrilled for MacDonald's new deal.
MacDonald officially signed with Bellator MMA Friday night, saying that the company put forth an offer he couldn't turn down.
"Oh, I am very happy for Rory. I think it's a great move for him. He chose the best option for himself and his family. I wish him the best. We're going to train together still. I'm very happy for him. He found a new home to make more money and, if the conditions of work are better, I'm happy. I'm all for that," said GSP during an interview with Uproxx.
St-Pierre is involved in some tense negotiations of his own. The former UFC welterweight king has expressed his desire to come back to the UFC, something that UFC President Dana White saying he'll 'believe it when he sees it.' Many have considered this a negotiation tactic on the UFC's side.
MacDonald and GSP have repeatedly shot down any possibilities of fighting one another. With MacDonald signed to Bellator and St-Pierre looking to get back into the UFC, their home gym of Tristar could see two Welterweight Champions by the end of 2017. MacDonald noted after Bellator 160 Friday that he wouldn't be competing in 2016.