In the age of ‘Money Fight.’ everyone looks out for big fights. Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre who ruled as PPV king during his time run from 2008-2013. As well cash cow lightweight champ Conor McGregor can make any fight a pay-per-view hit. It’s tough to avoid the possibility of a massive showdown between them as ‘Rush’ has come out of retirement.
As Georges St -Pierre is currently booked with Michael Bisping for middleweight title fight happening on November 4. Moreover, Mcgregor is expected to return to Octagon to defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at the end of December or maybe early 2018.
UFC president Dana White seemed enthusiastic and opened up on the possibility of a super fight between Conor and GSP during his recent interview:
“GSP would need to defend his title first at 185 [pounds] and Conor has some business to handle himself,” White told TSN in a recent interview, per MMA Weekly’s Damon Martin. It would be a year and a half down the road before we would even talk about that.
“Everybody’s intriguing for Conor McGregor. I mean, if you look at Conor McGregor at 145, 155 and 170 [pounds], everything is intriguing.”
Once St-Pierre said he doesn’t challenge fighters in the lower weight division, but he didn’t rule out the idea of a fight with Mcgregor. Put together all the elements there showdown could be most lucrative one in UFC history.
“He’s an amazing fighter, it would be an amazing honor, but I don’t know. I don’t know what to say. If the fans want it and he wants it maybe it will happen but right now, I’m focused on Bisping,” GSP said earlier this month.
White also mentioned if this massive event happens, there wouldn’t be a shortage of locations:
“I don’t know where that would be,” White teased about a destination for McGregor vs. St-Pierre. “We could do it in Croke Park in Ireland, where there’s like 100,000 seats. You could do it here in Toronto, where we had 56,000 people, and you could do it in Vegas, which is always good, too.”
At the moment, Conor vs. St-Pierre remains a super fight with a lot of hurdles to clear before it could happen. Georges St-Pierre will look to become a two-division champion by challenging Bisping for the 185-pound title at UFC 217 on November 4.