Georges St-Pierre has his hands full with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping next month, but today he was asked about the possibility of fighting another UFC champion, Conor McGregor.
Back in March 2016, St-Pierre turned up at the MGM Grand to sit cageside for McGregor’s first tussle with Nate Diaz. Many speculated the Canadian did this with a view of fighting McGregor later in the year, but after McGregor was defeated the rumour fizzled out.
“It’s funny everyone asks me about this,” St-Pierre told Brett Okamoto of ESPN. “Lorenzo Fertitta at the time asked me to come, to show up because I was in a meeting with my agent in negotiation with the UFC. They wanted me to be there, I don’t know if he had something else in his head, but me, I was just there because of the meeting. I didn’t have a plan of doing anything. Regardless, we don’t compete in the same weight class.”
St-Pierre said that he wouldn’t be one to call out the Irishman, but that if there was enough demand for the fight, he would 100-percent consider it.
“Everything is possible,” St-Pierre said with a smile. “Everyone is targeting Conor McGregor because he’s the money fight you know. But, I don’t challenge people that are in lower weight class divisions. For me, I don’t do that. I’m going up to fight Michael Bisping now so I’m looking up.
“He’s an amazing fighter and it would be an amazing honour.”
“But I don’t know. I don’t know what to say. If the fans want it or if he wants it then maybe it will happen you know, but right now I’m focused on Bisping.”