Georges St-Pierre has already held the UFC’s welterweight and middleweight titles, but now the Canadian ace is targeting yet another division as he continues to seek new challenges in the sport.
“I want to do something that … at 155, I never did it before,” St-Pierre told Joe Rogan. “The title, or beating a certain guy that’s on the rise. It could be Khabib Nurmagomedov, (or) if there’s another guy that is unbeatable.
“If I come back like, ‘Georges is never going to beat him.’ You say never, I’m going to love it,” he added. “When Dana said I would never come back, it excited me. If it’s never been done before, and it means if I do it, that will excite me.
“There’s a lot of things that turn me on in life. It’s women, dinosaurs and this. That really makes me go crazy.”
St-Pierre didn’t mention Conor McGregor’s name, but surely that also be high on his list of priorities.
On the other hand though, it would appears that ‘Rush’ has no interest in going up against one of the division’s other high-profile stars, Nate Diaz.
“If you put yourself in my shoes there’s nothing good that can come out of it except for money, and money isn’t the only thing that drives me. If I beat Nate Diaz decisively, most people will say, ‘He took an easy fight.’
“The (critics) will say, ‘He’s a bully. He fought a smaller guy that competes at a smaller (division),’” he continued. “A lot of (lightweight) guys are bigger than me right now. He’s about the same size as me, but because I compete at 170 for most of my career, it will make me look bad. It will make me look like a bully. And this is if I win decisively.
“If I win decisively, and it’s a war back and forth, people will say, ‘Ah, he sucks.’ If I get beat? Oh my God, forget it. For my legacy it’s the end of the work I put in. It’s finished. And I could have a bad day.”