Georges St-Pierre will be back only to fight Conor Mcgregor.
Georges St-Pierre a former middleweight champ ended a near four-year-long hiatus last November in the main event of UFC 217. GSP’s pursuit of his fourth UFC title was a successful one as he finished Bisping’s reign as middleweight king with a third-round submission win.
But unfortunately, he vacated it shortly after, citing his recent diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, has cast major doubt over his MMA future, with many predicting he’ll permanently hang up his gloves.
Georges St-Pierre said, he will get back, once he feels healthy, but reigning welterweight champ Tyron Woodley doesn’t think that’s the scene.
Woodley believes a super-fight with current lightweight champion Conor McGregor would definitely bring ‘GSP’ back to the UFC Octagon.
“He’s already captured two different titles in two different divisions,” Woodley told Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting in a recent interview. “He’s made a fortune in mixed martial arts. He has nothing to prove. Does it make a lot of sense for him to come in and take on a very challenging, very hard-punching, fast, explosive guy who just so happens to have the best takedown defense in the history of our sport? Maybe not. I’m just that guy right now. I’m on the top and he’s had his time and I don’t think he wants to fight me.”
“I think Conor is the fight that’ll bring him out,” Woodley continued. “A smaller opponent. One hard punch, straight left that he can predict and get ready for. The takedowns are gonna be there all day for him. So I think a Conor McGregor fight is gonna provide a f*cking fortune when it comes down to money. I think that’s the fight that he’s gonna try to do.”
McGregor is the UFC’s biggest star didn’t fight since earing a UFC title against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 back in 2016 and, since his boxing spectacle with pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August, has insisted that fighters must now lobby for fights with him.
St-Pierre has yet to indicate if he plans on returning to the UFC, much to the frustration of many. However, a fight with Mcgregor is very unlikely at the moment, given that McGregor could be stripped of the division’s title if he doesn’t defend it in the coming months.
Woodley is currently rehabilitating a shoulder injury he picked up from his bout with Demian Maia at UFC 214.
“I heal, I pray,” he said. “I think I’m gonna come back at the perfect time. I think the perfect fight is gonna be there for me. And I just really have faith in it.”
Do you guys think GSP will return to UFC octagon? if yes who should he fight next?