With Georges St-Pierre coming back to compete in the UFC after being away from the sport for nearly four years, the former UFC welterweight kingpin in moving up to the middleweight division for his first fight back to challenge UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping. St-Pierre has stated that he wanted to come back for the biggest fights that would get him motivated to compete once again and he felt Bisping was the biggest fight for him in the UFC.
Meanwhile, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been consistently been bringing in big pay-per-view numbers whenever he enters the Octagon.
Recently, UFC President Dana White spoke with TSN (via Damon Martin for MMA Weekly) on a possible matchup between McGregor and St-Pierre and White laid out the possible path for the fight to come together.
“GSP would need to defend his title first at 185 [pounds] and Conor has some business to handle himself. It would be a year and a half down the road before we would even talk about that,” White said about the matchup.
“Everybody’s intriguing for Conor McGregor. I mean, if you look at Conor McGregor at 145, 155 and 170 [pounds], everything is intriguing.”
If things were to align with St-Pierre winning and defending the middleweight title and McGregor continuing to be the big attraction, a matchup between the two would surely be one of the biggest events in UFC history. White laid out some possibilities for the location of a McGregor vs St-Pierre event.
“I don’t know where that would be,” White said. “We could do it in Croke Park in Ireland, where there’s like 100,000 seats. You could do it here in Toronto, where we had 56,000 people, and you could do it in Vegas, which is always good, too.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/17/2017.