During the recent episode of The MMA Hour, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre went on record to explain his stance that he hasn’t closed the door on fighting yet. St-Pierre stated, he is still recovering from ulcerative colitis and would return if intriguing matchup excites him.
UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor’s name is floating as a lot of people has talked about the possibility of the stars throwing down. However, St-Pierre is not overly enthusiastic about Mcgregor fight.
“The thing is, Conor McGregor, money-wise, I believe is the one that can put the most money on the table. However, I think legacy-wise, I don’t think he’s the guy that legacy-wise (helps me much),” St-Pierre said (via MMA Fighting).
“I mean, money-wise, for people who are not huge fans of MMA, they know who Conor McGregor is. He’s the main guy,” he continued. “He’s the guy who brought the sport to a different level. He’s, I would say, the most charismatic guy. He sells, the biggest seller in the sport. But talk about legacy. If I come back for legacy, that’s what interests me the most, more than the money.”
“Money, yes, it’s good, but if I come back, it would be more for a legacy match.”
Other fighters name were also brought up, welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley, Nate Diaz and Ben Askren as well, whom all GSP turned down.
“The fight with Nate Diaz doesn’t really interest me because I beat Nick Diaz,” St-Pierre said. “And logically, it’s not a risk worth taking for me, because if I beat Nate Diaz, it’s like normal for me. You know what I mean? It’s like, people expect me to win.”
“But if I lose, I lose a big part of my legacy, I lose my name. I think it’s not worth it for me. Logically, it’s not worth it.”
If Georges St-Pierre makes a comeback to Octagon who should he fight next?