Dana White Turned Down Georges St-Pierre Fighting Winner Of Khabib Vs. Mcgregor
Former Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre last competed at UFC 217 where he scores the middleweight title against Michael Bisping last November. Shortly afterward, he was forced to relinquish the belt citing the ulcerative colitis condition.
Now he’s feeling better and has plans to return to Octagon sometime this year. St-Pierre keep saying he wants to drop down to 155-pounds, and competing for the third title that will boost his overall legacy.
When UFC announced the return of Conor Mcgregor to Octagon and will challenge lightweight champion Kahbib Nurmafomedov for the title at UFC 229 on October 6 from Las Vegas, St-Pierre quickly showed his interest to take on the winner of their bout.
Not only this fight will give him a chance to win the title in the third division; also it would be a Pay-Per-View success for UFC.
UFC president Dana White who’s not keen to have St-Pierre take on the winner of Mcgregor vs. Khabib as UFC head is sick of GSP dropping the titles all the time. White rather see the 37-year old Canadian fight at its original weight class 170-pounds. (Via BloodyElbow)
“I’m interested in Georges St-Pierre coming back at 170 [pounds],” White said. “Not at 155 pounds.”
“He was the 170-pound champion, he moved up to 185 pounds to take on Michael Bisping and put in his agreement that he would absolutely defend the title at 185 and then just dumped the title,” he explained. “I’m not interested.”
“Georges St-Pierre is looking for one off fights where he can make a lot of money, which it’s smart, that’s what he should do but we’re not interested in that.”
White also still unsure if GSP would return to action. If he intends to return this year, it would be at upcoming UFC 231 card in Toronto on December 8th.
“I don’t know. He’s not too excited about fighting or defending his title or anything like that,” White said. “I don’t know if he’ll ever fight again.”
Who do you think Georges St-Pierre fight next upon his return?