Georges St-Pierre agrees that he will make a lot of money fighting Conor McGregor, but is unsure if it will do anything for his legacy as a fighter.
During Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Georges St-Pierre went on record to clarify that he has not yet closed the doors on his fighting career. The two-division UFC champion specifically stated that if he wanted to, he would return once he fully heals up and if it is a matchup that excites him.
One of the names that have been floated around is that of Conor McGregor’s, who is also still uncertain about his return date. St-Pierre, however, is not overly interested in a fight with “The Notorious”, even if it would mean a major boost to his bank account.
“The thing is, Conor McGregor, money-wise, I believe is the one that can put the most money on the table. However, I think legacy-wise, I don’t think he’s the guy that legacy-wise (helps me much),” St-Pierre said (via MMA Fighting).
“I mean, money-wise, for people who are not huge fans of MMA, they know who Conor McGregor is. He’s the main guy,” he continued. “He’s the guy who brought the sport to a different level. He’s, I would say, the most charismatic guy. He sells, the biggest seller in the sport. But talk about legacy. If I come back for legacy, that’s what interests me the most, more than the money.”
“Money, yes, it’s good, but if I come back, it would be more for a legacy match.”
The other names that were brought forward were Nate Diaz, Tyron Woodley, and Ben Askren, all of whom St-Pierre also showed no interest in.
“The fight with Nate Diaz doesn’t really interest me because I beat Nick Diaz,” St-Pierre said. “And logically, it’s not a risk worth taking for me, because if I beat Nate Diaz, it’s like normal for me. You know what I mean? It’s like, people expect me to win.”
“But if I lose, I lose a big part of my legacy, I lose my name. I think it’s not worth it for me. Logically, it’s not worth it.”
Listen to St-Pierre’s entire interview through the video below.