Georges St-Pierre Targets Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Conor McGregor Winner!
UFC is currently seeking a big promotion in Madison Square Garden in November. Georges St-Pierre could return until the end of this year! At least he told that to Submission Radio in an interview on Monday.
GSP sees two possibilities – Toronto (UFC 231) or New York (UFC 230). Main events are not scheduled yet, and UFC might be looking for a big name. (via MMAFighting.com)
“November? Yeah,” GSP said when asked about the possibility. “There’s also Toronto in December. The thing is, what excites me is what can I have to improve my legacy? What can I do to improve my legacy? That’s number one. And also the money. But legacy number one, the money is there.”
After his victory over Michael Bisping at UFC 217, Georges St-Pierre vacated the UFC Middleweight belt. He cited ulcerative colitis as a potential reason. Probably he won’t fight at Middleweight division soon. Yet, GSP is interested in dropping the weight to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Conor McGregor winner. Yet, he is unsure whether UFC will let that happen.
“I would be interested in that fight,” GSP said. “That’s a win-win situation. It’s a legacy upgrade and it’s good money — it’s gonna be a big fight. Yeah. However, I fought at 170, I relinquished a title. I fought at 185, I relinquished a title. I don’t think UFC will let me fight for the title at 155. They will be afraid I relinquish and I left the division in ruins.
“From my perspective, it’s a very winning situation. For UFC, it’s a big risk for them. Like I said, I’m older. I know Khabib, I’ve met Khabib many times. Khabib is actually bigger than me. He’s a bigger guy.”
Georges St-Pierre says he can drop to 155 pounds.
“I think I could make it,” St-Pierre said. “I’ve never tried it, I’m not a fan of big weight cuts, but are they gonna let me do that? I don’t know.”
Georges St-Pierre was invited by UFC to fight Nate Diaz, but he declined. Nate is set to fight Dustin Poirier in the co-main event of UFC 230. GSP claimed that there is no way he can ready to fight in September.
“Nate Diaz’s legacy is not really an improvement for me, because people, they see me as a winner already,” GSP said. “And if I win, they will say I look like a bully a little bit, because I beat his older brother. In terms of money, it’s gonna be big money, because Nate Diaz is a big name. I need to find guys that can help me improve legacy. Money as well. I’m at a point in my career now that I only have a few fights left if I decide to come back.”
For now, Georges St-Pierre is unsure how many bouts is left under his belt. He made a spectacular comeback after four years of hiatus. But he plans to hang up his gloves in the next three years.
“At 40 years old, I’m done,” GSP said. “For sure. I’m not gonna fight in a cage at 40 years old. I’m gonna be a grown man, I’m gonna be past that. No matter what happens.”
What do you think, who should Georges St-Pierre face next upon his return? Is it going to be until the end of the year?