It’s not clear right now when and who Georges St-Pierre will fight next, but the star’s head coach believes bouts with Michael Bisping or Conor McGregor make sense.
As you know, after St-Pierre announced he was returning to the UFC, the promotion announced plans for him to fight Bisping. But, following GSP’s recent announcement that he won’t be ready to fight until November, Dana White reported that Yoel Romero will face the 185 champ next.
Well, Bisping has already said that he still wants to fight GSP, and that he can’t fight anytime soon due to a knee injury. But, it’s still not known what the UFC’s going to do. Firas Zahabi, St-Pierre’s head coach, recently spoke with MMA Junkie about the former welterweight champ, and while doing so, he said this:
“I think he should fight Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping, and I’ll tell you why: Michael Bisping will give him a two-title championship, and if he fights McGregor, it’ll be the greatest fight in UFC history.
“Other than that, I don’t know if there’s anything else that’s super-interesting. I don’t wanna speak for Georges – maybe Georges is thinking of other fights – but the two fights I’m interested in would be a Bisping fight or a (Conor) McGregor fight. I don’t see why that can’t happen. Maybe it’s a question of time, but it should happen.”
Now, obviously from St-Pierre’s perspective, both of these fights make a ton of sense. If GSP was able to add a middleweight title to his resume, it would certainly bolster his legacy as one of the greatest fighters ever. A win over McGregor would also be huge, and there’s no doubt that would make all the parties involved a ridiculous amount of money.
Zahabi also said, however, that he doesn’t think St-Pierre should get in the running for the welterweight title. For Zahabi, GSP’s already done that, and further, the Tristar coach doesn’t see St-Pierre defending titles from here on out.