UFC president Dana White provides an update (of sorts) on Georges St-Pierre.
Last month, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returned from a four-year hiatus to become the UFC’s middleweight champion, submitting Michael Bisping in the UFC 217 main event. His reign as titleholder at 185 didn’t last long, as the Canadian legend vacated his title, and he’s currently sidelined indefinitely due to ulcerative colitis.
Speaking with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, UFC president Dana White indicated that there was no update on when GSP would return, and questioned GSP’s willingness to still compete in the sport.
“I don’t know, man. I don’t think the guy wants to fight,” White said. “I think he jumped in, grabbed some cash and went back to Canada.”
Dana White saying GSP doesn’t want to fight? That’s a completely new thing for him to say.
As St-Pierre’s future remains up in the air, White also added that should GSP fight again, a superfight with current lightweight champion Conor McGregor is not on the cards.
“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.”
Firas Zahabi, GSP’s longtime coach at Tristar MMA, recently said that a potential fight between St-Pierre and McGregor could be the biggest fight in the sport’s history.