Well the latest UFC 216 is in the books (Pay-Per-View), now the eyes are on MMA world for the next biggest fight of the year UFC 217, where Georges-St-Pierre is competing against Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship.
As GSP is coming back to Octagon for almost absence of four years, where he is attempting to become the only fourth man to win titles in two weight divisions in the UFC. Speculations were rumoring around that if GSP wins this match, he will be facing UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor with an intrigue option.
Despite being rampant rumors of Conor fight, GSP denies all the rumors while talking to ESPN this past weekend it’s not true. GSP denies the different stories of him angling for a fight with “The Notorious” following Conor’s fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
“I showed up at the fight because Lorenzo Fertitta asked me to come and show up because my agent was in negotiations with the UFC,” said St-Pierre. “He wanted me to be there. I don’t know if he had something else behind his head, I was just there because of the meeting. I didn’t have any plan of doing anything towards Conor McGregor. We don’t compete in the same weight class.”
GSP welterweight star for more than five years said he is returning to MMA world because he wants to imprints his legacy with the greatest fighter of all time. He thinks to fight with Mcgregor is a lucrative option available for him that will bring him to the limelight. GSP spent his entire career fighting in a Welterweight division while Conor has bouts in a line at 170-pound weight limit but GSP says money is not enough for this bout.
“Everything is possible but everybody is targeting Conor McGregor because the money. He’s the money fight. But I don’t challenge guys that compete in lower weight class divisions. For me, I don’t do that. I’m going up to fight Michael Bisping now. I’m looking up.”
At the moment GSP is concentrating on middleweight title against Michael Bisping at UFC 217. If fans want Conor’s fight, if I want that bout, it will happen, but I didn’t dismiss the idea.
“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.”
Georges-St Pierre competing against Michael Bisping and event takes places on November 4, at Madison Square Garden New York.