Georges St. Pierre made a grand success in his big octagon return at Saturday’s UFC 217 main event. There inside the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York, St-Pierre took the UFC middleweight title with a submission victory over Michael Bisping.
Now fight fans are waiting to see which opponent “Rush” gets matched up with next. UFC President Dana White has already come forward to state that St-Pierre will be facing interim champion Robert Whittaker in a title unification match for his next octagon performance. Still, there is another fight that many fans have on their minds.
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is now coming off of a TKO loss in his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fighter appears destined for the octagon next and “Notorious” has competed in the welterweight class in the past. Now many fight fans are hopeful for a super-fight between McGregor and the newly crowned UFC middleweight champion. That being said, former UFC competitor and current analyst Kenny Florian doesn’t think McGregor would be much of a match for St-Pierre.
Speaking on The Anik and Florian Podcast, Florian discussed the possibility of Georges St. Pierre fighting Conor McGregor:
“Obviously, there’s that Conor McGregor guy who might make things interesting but I know for Georges he doesn’t really want to go down in weight too much. He feels like he’s already done it all at 170 pounds and he did it in an age where the welterweight division was just ridiculous, and I think going down against 155 pounds, I don’t know if he really feels Conor McGregor is a challenge to be honest. Going against a much smaller guy and having the takedown skills that he has. He’s gone against a lot of other great strikers in his career, and I don’t think Conor McGregor is gonna be big enough or has the wrestling prowess to stop the takedowns of a Georges St-Pierre.”