One of the biggest superfights in the sport right now would be to have current lightweight champion and PPV king Conor McGregor fight former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, but while Dana White believes it could happen one day, both fighters have a number of obstacles to overcome first.
The first step would be for GSP to defeat Michael BIsping to become the UFC middleweight champion at UFC 217 in just a few weeks time, but there’s more to it than that.
“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 told TSN.
GSP has previously stated that it says in his contract that he would have to fight current interim champion Robert Whittaker next if he wins the 185lb title, while White has previously indicated that he believes McGregor should be fighting 155lb interim title holder Tony Ferguson in his next Octagon outing.
That’s two challenging fights for both stars, so it’s definitely too early to be getting excited about a potential McGregor Vs GSP superfight, though White did let his mind wander to where the blockbuster bout could take place if it did happen.
“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.”