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Georges St-Pierre Responds to Conor McGregor Call-Out Rumors

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC 217

There’s been a lot of buzz and discussion in recent weeks as to whether Georges St-Pierre hopes to battle Conor McGregor in his comeback run, but the former welterweight champ is denying that’s in his plans.

Since St-Pierre announced he’s returning to the Octagon, the Canadian star has said he wants high stakes fights, and that he has a plan for his comeback. Due to the fact GSP’s said he could make 155 in the past, this prompted some to wonder if he’s targeting McGregor. After all, McGregor- GSP would be a massive, massive fight.

Then, St-Pierre’s teammate Olivier Aubin-Mercier said he thinks his Tristar teammate should call-out McGregor, if he gets by Michael Bisping. Those comments only spiked speculation as to whether St-Pierre could be thinking about challenging the lightweight champ.

Well, recently GSP spoke to ESPN, and he had this to say about all the McGregor talk (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“Everything is possible but everybody is targeting Conor McGregor because the money. He’s the money fight. But I don’t challenge guys that compete in lower weight class divisions. For me, I don’t do that. I’m going up to fight Michael Bisping now. I’m looking up.”

“He’s an amazing fighter, it would be an amazing honor, but I don’t know. I don’t know what to say. If the fans want it and he wants it maybe it will happen but right now, I’m focused on Bisping.”

Now, one could question whether GSP is just saying this, since he’s scheduled to fight for the 185 belt on Novemer 4th. In other words, it probably wouldn’t over too well with the UFC, if, St-Pierre was already talking about moving to another weight division, after he fights Bisping. Especially since GSP’s said he’s contractually obligated to battle Robert Whittaker, if he takes the middleweight crown.

There’s also a legitimate question if St-Pierre could still make 155, or anytime soon anyways, since he’s bulked up to fight Bisping. But, I think we all know that if the UFC signs off on it, which they very likely would, then McGregor – GSP might just happen.


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