Recently Georges St-Pierre seemed to shut down talk that he could fight Conor McGregor in the future, but it looks like he’s leaving the door open to the all-star bout after all.
Since GSP confirmed he was coming back to the UFC, of course, there’s been a ton of buzz about him possibly fighting McGregor. But, more recently, St-Pierre reported that he’s contractually obligated to defend the middleweight title, if he beats Michael Bisping on November 4th. In addition, St-Pierre didn’t outright say he wouldn’t fight McGregor, but he did note that he doesn’t battle fighters who competed in lower weight division.
Well, at a press conference recently to promote his UFC 217 bout with Bisping, GSP was asked about fighting McGregor again, and the Canadian star said this (quote via MMA Mania):
“In my contract, it’s Robert Whittaker. But, Dana is the boss, so he decides what will be next.”
So, would White allow GSP to vacate the 185 belt, and face McGregor in 2018? What are the odds that the answer’s yes? 90%? 98%?