Any time that you hear the names Georges St-Pierre and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone mentioned in the same sentence, you’re hoping for a fight announcement. Although the two are teaming up, it doesn’t appear that it’s for a fight, at least, not in a cage.
In a Monday press release from O’Malley Hansen Communications, St-Pierre and Cerrone were named alongside several other high-profile fighters and Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney for a special conference call announcement on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
“Five of MMA’s leading fighters and former CEO & Chairman of Bellator MMA come together for an industry redefining mixed martial arts announcement,” read the press release.
The fighters named alongside St-Pierre and Cerrone for the announcement include Tim Kennedy, Cain Velasquez, and TJ Dillashaw.
All the fighters named, minus Cerrone, are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a rival business to new UFC owners WME | IMG, also a talent agency that represents several fighters, including former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. That alone leads many to believe that the announcement may have something to do with some sort of fighter organization, particularly since several of the fighters named have been vocal about the need for a fighter union.
The conference call press release, however, was scarce on details, saving the reveal for Wednesday’s announcement.
Of the five fighters named in association with the announcement, four are currently active UFC fighters. St-Pierre has been negotiating his return to the Octagon, but those negotiations appear to have stalled since WME | IMG took ownership of the UFC.