Last night the news emerged that Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre could be set for a super-fight in the UFC soon. The Canadian fighter has not fought since November 2013, but it is likely that we will see him step inside the octagon in the coming months.
With UFC 206 pencilled in for Toronto in December,
Speaking to UFC Tonight, GSP spoke about the terms upon which he would return to the promotion.
“I want to come back. They know the terms that I want, and trust me, I’m very reasonable. So it’s up to them.”
However, he did have some strong words when speaking about Dana White, who questioned the 35 year-old’s drive to get back to the top.
“He doesn’t know anything about me. I’m a smart guy. I’m not the kind of guy you’re going to say that (about), and okay I’m going to sign right here, I’m going to fight for peanuts. No, I’m a smart person. It doesn’t work, these things on me. But I’m going to tell him something, to Dana, let me fight once and you’ll see in the first minute of the fight that what you just said is wrong.”
When asked who he would like to fight, he did mention Nick Diaz and Demian Maia, but his eyes are on the main prize.
“Let me fight Tyrone Woodley, then we’ll see if I want to be world champion again. I understand what he means, and I’m not angry at Dana. He does what he does for the best of his interests. I do what I do for the best of my interests. One day when all of that is going to be over, we’ll probably be friends, like most of the guys who I’ve fought. But now, it’s like a game. He’s doing his game, I’m doing mine.”
UFC 206 is on the horizon, and he makes no mistake in laying out when he wants to fight.
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it’s in Toronto. Who would be a better man than myself to headline a card in Toronto, to fill up the Air Canada (Centre) and get back the Canadian fans, raise the pay-per-view up because now Rory (MacDonald) is going to Bellator? I’m the man for the job.”
Although there was no mention of Conor McGregor, it is clear that GSP’s next fight is not set in stone, so the possibility remains.
Hat-tip to MMAFighting.com.