Georges St-Pierre has spoken about his fellow champion Conor McGregor and choosing not to call him out despite the big money attraction.
The champ St-Pierre capped off a memorable few days with a trip over to see MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani for a special edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed everything the fans would hope to hear about given the pretty ridiculous nature of his unprecedented comeback.
With Robert Whittaker now seen as the logical choice for St-Pierre’s next opponent, the questions over GSP’s future – despite his clear contractual obligation to fight the division’s interim-champ – are a testament to the ever-changing landscape of the sport and the tendency in recent times for the so-called ‘money fights’ to be prioritised.
St-Pierre has spoken about the alternative option that is McGregor and why he chooses not to call him out despite the big money attraction.
GSP on potential fight with Conor McGregor: “I don’t challenge guys that compete in smaller weight classes. I think it makes you look bad.” pic.twitter.com/rbdOKPvobe
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) November 9, 2017
His weight-gain, his thoughts on fighting and, of course, his future are all discussed at great length in what amounted to one of Helwani’s finest releases, and though the bulk of the interview dealt with GSP himself and the finer details of his mental approach to making such a massive return Ariel couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring up the prospect of Georges facing McGregor inside the octagon before all is said and done.
Of course, a fight between St-Pierre and McGregor would be one that would perhaps be the single biggest in the sport’s history and following on from that, would also be the very first time that two dual-weight champions faced off.
Sure, McGregor’s featherweight belt is no longer around his waist, but the sheer notion of seeing these widely celebrated athletes share the octagon as two of the game’s most successful players would eclipse pretty much any other plans the UFC could make in its place.
It would be a long-shot given the timing, the belt-situation and, of course, the weight, but with these two involved we may well have a pair who could have the audacity to get it done.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena