An evening with Georges St-Pierre
MMA great out of Canada Georges St-Pierre visits Australia. Three dates are on the list of events scheduled for this week with The Star Sydney being the first destination tonight (August 7). The next stop is on Saturday at The Plenary, MCEC in Melbourne, while Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre concludes the tour on Sunday.
The press conference launching the tour was held on Monday. Among everything GSP shared some information on his health and a potential return to fighting. He as well gave his prediction on the likely winner of UFC 229 main event, which features the defending lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov up against Conor McGregor this October.
“I believe Khabib has more chance to win that fight than Conor,” said George St-Pierre. “Conor has one way to win the fight: if he catches him on the way in, standing up.”
“Khabib has more chances to win. He can win by submission on the ground and he can win by ground and pound. If it goes to a decision the chances are very likely Khabib is going to win.”
“I see more ways to win from Khabib than I see from Conor,” he concluded.
In his most recent outing last November Georges St-Pierre defeated Michael Bisping and earned UFC Middleweight title. He was then diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and vacated the belt.
Nevertheless, St-Pierre said he was almost 100% healthy. Topping up the bill, he might step inside the Octagon again, facing the lightweight champion.
“If it’s a good deal that’s put on the table why not? No problem, I don’t reject any possibility.”
“However, I fought at 170. I relinquished the title. Then I fought at 185. I relinquished the title.”
“I don’t think the UFC will let me fight for the title at 155. They will be afraid that I’ll relinquish and leave the division in ruins again.”
However, the speculation of potential GSP vs. McGregor mega-fight have indeed emerged late last year.
In addition, GSP spoke the loss of Demetrious Johnson against Henry Cejudo, who became a new flyweight champion this past weekend at UFC 227, as well as Brock Lesnar return challenging the two-division champion Daniel Cormier and more.