Reigning UFC featherweight champion the “Notorious” Conor McGregor is only interested in big money fights. That being said, it’s likely that he’ll be moving up in weight for his next fight to take on lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at March’s UFC 197.
McGregor will attempt to become the first man in UFC history to simultaneously hold two belts at one time, an accomplishment that would open up the door to a plethora of intriguing fights for the Irishman.
If the “Notorious” one indeed captures lightweight gold, there could be one massive fight in particular waiting on the horizon.
Since vacating his long held welterweight title in 2013, all-time great Georges St-Pierre has teased a potential return to action, but nothing has ever come to fruition. Many feel as if 2016 could be the year for “Rush” to make a comeback, specifically at July’s monumental UFC 200 from Las Vegas.
While an immediate shot at the 170 pound title upon his return would likely make sense for St-Pierre, the fighter’s ex-manager, Stephane Patry, has other ideas.
Recently voicing his opinions on his blog, Patry expressed the idea that the Canadian superstar could drop down to lightweight for a historic clash with McGregor:
“Georges St. Pierre said openly that he could easily get down to 155 pounds to fight. and it is a fact that several fighters who fight at 155 pounds are bigger and walk around heavier than St-Pierre. So if McGregor becomes champion of 145 and 155 pounds, and St-Pierre takes the time to get his weight down in a healthy and intelligent way, do you not think that the UFC would not want to put on the biggest fight in its history?”
I’m not sure how realistic this theory is, but could you just imagine it.
Georges St-Pierre vs. Conor McGregor?