Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre put on a dominant run in the UFC’s welterweight division. On a 12 fight winning streak, “Rush” decided to take a lengthy hiatus from the sport of mixed martial arts after defending his title from Johny Hendricks back in 2013. Nearly four years later, St-Pierre decided to make his big octagon return.
However, this time, the former welterweight champion decided to move to a new division. Facing off in the main event of UFC 217, Georges St-Pierre challenged UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for his title.
Putting on a bloody war inside the illustrious Madison Square Garden Arena, St-Pierre earned a submission victory over “The Count” for the middleweight title. Now “Rush” is one of four fighters to ever achieve a belt in multiple divisions within the UFC.
With Robert Whittaker wielding the interim middleweight title, it seems straightforward that St-Pierre’s next match up would be a title unification match up. That being said, many fight fans are ready to see St-Pierre go toe-to-toe with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a super-fight.
Speaking to UFC President Dana White on the matter, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto recently revealed that White was a large proponent in having a clause in St-Pierre’s contract that required the fighter to defend his new title. If St-Pierre doesn’t defend his title, White claimed “I will be super pissed and I don’t know where we go from there.”
Check out a video of Dana White discussing the situation down below:
Here’s Dana White talking about GSP situation. Said they are scheduled to talk soon. pic.twitter.com/iUFrpSrnjm
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 28, 2017