Ever since Conor McGregor faced a TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his professional boxing debut, fight fans have been waiting to see what is next for the UFC megastar. While the UFC lightweight champion has a few options, it would appear that he may now have one less.
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is gearing up for his big octagon return against reigning middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping at UFC 217. Some fight fans have been speculating that St-Pierre will go on to face Conor McGregor down the road. That being said, it would appear that “Rush” is simply not interested.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, as provided by MMA Mania, St-Pierre explained that he is not looking to make a fight against “Notorious.”
“Nah, I don’t look to set up a fight with Conor. I’m happy for Conor. He made a lot of money and deserved it. He raised the bar for everybody. He’s the most charismatic guy in MMA right now, the one who sells the most. I am happy for him. He deserve, he work hard for it.”
“I’m focusing on Michael Bisping. We’re in different weight class. I’m focusing on Michael Bisping, one step at a time and you never know what’s going to happen in MMA, you know? I’m not afraid of nobody. I’m very confident in my skill and what I can bring on the table but at the same time I focus on one step at a time, what is ahead of me. I made the mistake in the past of overthinking stuff and when you do that, things doesn’t happen the way you want and waste energy, what I think.”
Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre will headliner UFC 217, which will go down Nov. 4 inside the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York. The event will be available live on pay-per-view.