Dana White Outlines Conditions For Georges St-Pierre to Get Shot at Lightweight Title
By FCF Staff
Recently there’s been a lot of talk about Georges St-Pierre possibly moving down to lightweight, in search of a third, UFC title. But, according to Dana White, the former welterweight and middleweight champ has some work to do, before he can challenge for the 155 belt.
After Khabib Nurmagomedov won the lightweight title in April, the vaunted grappler called for a fight with St-Pierre. Prior to that, there was considerable speculation about whether GSP might drop to 155 to face Conor McGregor.
White spoke with the media after the weigh-ins for UFC 225, and when asked about the possibility of GSP challenging for the lightweight title, the UFC President said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“He just fought at 185 pounds and didn’t defend the title,” White said. “What, I’m going to have him fight down there? First of all, I don’t even know if he can make the weight. … And what has he done in that division to deserve a fight with either one of those guys? The answer is nothing.”
“I think Khabib is a massive fight with Conor. I think that’s the fight to happen right now. Listen, if Georges St-Pierre wants to move to 155, prove he can make it and fight the No. 1 contender down there. Then absolutely I’d do it.”
St-Pierre returned to the Octagon in November and choked out Michael Bisping to win the middleweight title. After the victory, however, it was revealed GSP was dealing with ulcerative colitis, and he vacated the belt. Last week, White said that he believes St-Pierre is done fighting, however, the latter’s manager denied that claim.