After vacating the UFC middleweight title he just won last month, it now seems that Georges St-Pierre has now set his sights on having a blockbuster mega-fight next time out.
That’s the word according to the Canadian superstar’s long-time coach Firas Zahabi, who believes only the biggest names in combat sports will be enough to convince ‘Rush’ to fight again.
“I think Georges is gonna get better, get back in the gym,” coach Firas Zahabi told TSN. “He’s gonna feel his body out and see what he wants, what’s the most interesting, epic fight out there.
“Mayweather? McGregor? We need a mega-fight. Georges will come back for a big, exciting fight.”
The name conspicious by it’s absence there was current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who would seem to have been the most obvious opponent for GSP next now that he’s moved away from the 185lb division.
That being said, a fight between GSP and McGregor has always stood out as the biggest fight the UFC could put together at this moment in time, though it’s not without potential stumbling blocks as welterweight is not the ideal weight for ‘The Notorious,’ despite having fought Nate Diaz there twice in the past.
On the other hand, a fight with Mayweather seems unrealistic. There’s no chance he would be willing to step into the Octagon, there’s a big discrepency in size between them and if ‘Money’ did decide to come back out of retirement to box again then a rematch with McGregor would be the much more profitable option.
Of course, it should be stressed that Zahabi is just throwing out names here and it doesn’t appear to be set in stone that it has to be either of those two stars.
Perhaps this is all a little premature anyway as the reality is that St-Pierre is still testing how his body responds to medication for his recent ulcerative colitis diagnosis before committing to another fight.