According to longtime trainer, Freddie Roach, Georges St-Pierre has just one more fight left in his storied mixed martial arts (MMA) career, and wants to use it against lightweight cash cow, Conor McGregor, before retiring as three-division world champion.
I guess someone should tell Roach that “Notorious” is no longer on top.
The belt is instead being held by Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has also been linked to a St-Pierre fight. Working against them is promotion president, Dana White, who is fed up with the French-Canadian’s “one-and-done” policy on title fights.
“I think one more. Just one,” Roach told Below the Belt podcast. “The Irish boy. He’s got a big mouth. We’ll make the weight. Georges is on a new diet; it’s doing really great. We wanted to prove that we could go up in the higher weight division, and we did that. Then Dana got mad that we dropped that title. We want to go the lower weight now and be a three-time world champion, three weight divisions.”
After several years on the sidelines, due to a self-imposed hiatus, St-Pierre returned to combat sports in late 2017, where he strangled Michael Bisping into submission and left Madison Square Garden as UFC middleweight champion.
Then surrendered it to battle health issues.
Both McGregor and Nurmagomedov are unavailable after receiving suspensions from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Tuesday (more on that here). “Notorious” is out of action through April 6 while “The Eagle” won’t fly until November.
Maybe St-Pierre can fight McGregor for Chael Sonnen’s phonyweight belt in July?