Tristar’s head coach Firas Zahabi broke down exactly why he feels Conor McGregor would be at a severe disadvantage in a fight against Georges St-Pierre.
When a former-featherweight champion of the world is getting linked to a super-fight against a former-middleweight champion of the world, is it fair to say that the game is reaching peak levels of insanity?
Conor McGregor’s inactive period has seen his name attached to matchups with everyone from Tyron Woodley to Manny Pacquiao but perhaps the most interesting – and possibly challenging of them all (within the realms of MMA, at least) – would be a fight against the legendary Georges St-Pierre.
GSP, if you look at things a certain way, has had about as close to an unbeaten career as you can get at the highest level – given his long stint as the champion of the welterweight division. His two losses, against Matt Hughes and Matt Serra, were swiftly avenged in dominant fashion and at UFC 217 last year, he made perhaps the most spectacular comeback we have ever seen in this sport.
Three-and-a-half years on the sidelines, a jump up 15lbs in weight and a contest headlining the UFC’s first-ever trip to Madison Square Garden, ‘Rush’ proved that night exactly what level of competitor he is and with his third-round submission win over Michael Bisping, made a very strong case for his status as the G.O.A.T.
So with the surprising amount of talk linking him to a fight with the UFC’s current lightweight champion Conor McGregor, his coach Firas Zahabi spoke to Fight Hub TV and broke down exactly why GSP is tailor-made to defeat a fighter like Conor in virtually every facet of the fight.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena