Finally, Conor McGregor news that doesn’t involve Floyd Mayweather.
With the recent return of Georges St-Pierre to UFC, everyone’s throwing out names for his big return fight, likely set to take place September at the earliest. Anderson Silva, Johny Hendricks, Tyron Woodley, Michael Bisping, Nick Diaz and yes, Conor McGregor, are all on the list of potential opponents.
St-Pierre’s trainer, Firas Zahabi, said in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that while match-ups against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bispin and Tyron Woodley, who current holds the welterweight title that St-Pierre vacated in 2013, would be huge, the biggest draw by far would be against McGregor.
“I thought those two [Bisping and McGregor] would be two epic fights. One, he would go a little lower; one, he would go a little higher. But those are really, really intriguing fights.
“Of course, Tyron Woodley, he’s the champion and et cetera, but he has his fight with ‘Wonderboy’ [Stephen Thompson]. And if Wonderboy wins, then they’ll have a trilogy. And of course we don’t want to fight with Wonderboy as we go way back together.”
Zahabi added: “Of course, McGregor is such a mega-star that if you put those two on a main event, I don’t think that anybody in the world wouldn’t watch that. I think that even non-MMA fans would watch that.”
Many are predicting that a St-Pierre-McGregor fight would break all sorts of pay-per-view records, and McGregor is no stranger to breaking PPV records.