Team GSP Wants ‘Big Mouth’ Conor McGregor In Lightweight Scrap

Georges St-Pierre’s coach Freddie Roach wants the former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion to enter the Octagon for one last time, and he wants it to be vs Conor McGregor. 

GSP returned to competition in November of 2017 to defeat Michael Bisping via third-round submission at UFC 217. However, he had to vacate the middleweight title after a short while to give way for his colitis medication.

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C’est avec joie et avec une très grande fierté que j’ai participé aujourd’hui à l’annonce de l’acquisition de ma ceinture de championnat du UFC 94 par le @muscanhistoire. Cette ceinture, dont nous risquions de perdre la trace à la suite d’un malheureux concours de circonstances, est maintenant en bonnes mains et en lieu sûr pour longtemps! C’est un immense honneur qu’elle soit désormais ainsi exposée au public. Je tiens à exprimer ma profonde gratitude et mes remerciements à la direction du Musée ainsi qu’à tous ceux et celles qui m’encouragent depuis tant d’années! I was very pleased and proud to participate today in the announcement of the acquisition of my UFC 94 championship belt by the Canadian Museum of History. The belt, which could have been lost as a result of an unfortunate set of circumstances, is now in good hands for the long term. It is a great honour to have it on public display in such a prestigious institution. I express my deep gratitude and thanks to the Museum’s management, as well as to the public who has encouraged me so much over the years!

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“I was very pleased and proud to participate today in the announcement of the acquisition of my UFC 94 championship belt by the Canadian Museum of History. The belt, which could have been lost as a result of an unfortunate set of circumstances, is now in good hands for the long term.”

“It is a great honour to have it on public display in such a prestigious institution. I express my deep gratitude and thanks to the Museum’s management, as well as to the public who has encouraged me so much over the years!”

The ‘Rush’ recently posted a message of pride on Instagram after the Canadian Museum of History acquired his welterweight belt won in 2009 against BJ Penn. During his prime, the Canadian champ was considered as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

37-year-old St-Pierre stacked up an impressive 26-2 record in MMA and is now riding a 13-fight winning streak. His last loss to Matt Serra via technical knockout at UFC 69 happened a good 12 years ago.

Irish Boy

Now that he’s been off the cage for more than a year, GSP’s coach Roach wants him to fight one more time before deciding to call it a career. In an interview with Brendan Schaub’s Below the Belt podcast, the American trainer says the last bout would be perfect against McGregor.

“I think one more. Just one. The Irish boy. He’s got a big mouth,” Freddie Roach said.

“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.”

Aside from saying that he’s willing to make GSP fight McGregor at the lightweight division, Roach is also eyeing a third belt for the Canadian former champ who wore two UFC belts in the past. If he wins against the Irish double-champ, a title match vs Khabib will happen next.

“We want to go the lower weight now and be a three-time world champion, three weight divisions,” GSP’s coach stated.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Conor McGregor and Instagram/Georges St-Pierre

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