UFC

Conor McGregor.

Dana White comments on possible Conor McGregor vs. Georges St-Pierre fight

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

UFC President Dana White is not a fan of former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Earlier this year St-Pierre signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC and came out of retirement to fight then-UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. The fight went through several months of issues before finally taking place in early November last month.

In a great back-and-forth fight St-Pierre was finally able to land a huge hook that dropped the Englishman, before he locked in a rear-naked choke that rendered Bisping unconscious for the win and 185-pound title victory.

Under St-Pierre's contract it stated that if he won the middleweight title he could be contractually obligated to defend it. St-Pierre would then vacate the title citing a medical issue, promoting interim middleweight champion Robbert Whittaker to the official title holder.

UFC President Dana White noted that he knew all along what St-Pierre was planning on doing, and believes the former 170-pound kingpin never had any intention of defending the middleweight title to begin with. 

In a recent interview with ESPN, White doubled down on those beliefs and also shut down any potential St-Pierre vs. Conor McGregor fight, that has been talked about frequently as of late, in the future (quotes via MMA Fighting):

"There is no status," White said. "I knew what he was doing. That's why I put that [stipulation] into his contract. We both knew what was going on.

"I don't know, man. I don't think the guy wants to fight. I think he jumped in, grabbed some cash and went back to Canada.

"He ain't fighting Conor McGregor," White said. "If he wants to come back, [UFC welterweight champion] Tyron Woodley or [middleweight champion] Robert Whittaker is waiting for him.

"They're both waiting, if Georges wants to come back."

Even if a McGregor vs. St-Pierre fight would be allowed by White, "The Notorious One" has title obligations of his own, not having defended his 155-pound title in over a year. He is expected to defend against interim champ Tony Ferguson upon his Octagon return.

UFC 217: Bisping v St-Pierre

What are your thoughts on White shutting down rumors of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Georges St-Pierre fight down the road? Do you think we'll ever see St-Pierre return to fight inside the Octagon? And did the Canadian have no intention of ever defending the 185-pound title after defeating Bisping? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://gms.to/writeforgms

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Topics:
Dana White
UFC
Anderson Silva
Jon Jones
Nate Diaz

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - UFC Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again