Dana White Shoots Down Possible Fight Between Georges St-Pierre and Conor McGregor
If Georges St-Pierre ever decides to fight again, he won’t be cashing in with a matchup against Conor McGregor.
According to UFC president Dana White, he’s not certain that St-Pierre will ever actually compete again after returning in November to win the middleweight title and then vacating the belt a month later while he has been dealing with a bout of colitis.
Since that time, St-Pierre has made no public statement regarding his future but White doesn’t seem to think he will ever return to the Octagon.
“There is no status. I knew what he was doing. That’s why I put [a mandatory title defense] into his contract. We both knew what was going on,” White said about St-Pierre’s future when speaking to ESPN on Wednesday.
“I don’t know, man. I don’t think the guy wants to fight. I think he jumped in, grabbed some cash and went back to Canada.”
Recently the only fight that has been talked about by St-Pierre’s coaches is a matchup against reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Considering McGregor is the biggest draw in the history of the sport, it stands to reason why anybody would want to face him much less someone of St-Pierre’s stature, who pulls in massive numbers in his own right.
If the idea is for St-Pierre to sit on the sidelines and then return to face McGregor in the future, White shot down that possibility right away.
Instead, White says if St-Pierre really does decide to fight again there are champions at middleweight or welterweight, who would gladly volunteer to face him.
“He ain’t fighting Conor McGregor,” White said. “If he wants to come back, Tyron Woodley or Robert Whittaker is waiting for him.
“They’re both waiting, if Georges wants to come back.”