UFC president Dana White has suggested that Conor McGregor could face off against Georges St-Pierre when he returns to the UFC, the Daily Express report.
White admitted plans are currently ongoing between Nate Diaz and Georges St-Pierre over a lightweight bout.
White’s plans alerted fans over the possibility of McGregor fighting St-Pierre, if the former welterweight and middleweight champion can see off Diaz.
When asked on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast over a potential clash between St-Pierre fighting McGregor, an excited White said:
I agree with you 100 percent, my friend.
However, the Irishman’s antics at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn after a UFC media day is set to delay McGregor’s return to the Octagon.
McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC for almost 18 months, and is set to appear in court in June charged with assault and criminal mischief after attacking a bus full of UFC fighters.
St-Pierre’s head coach Firas Zahabi has also welcomed the possibility of the fight, claiming it would be the biggest in the sports history.
I don’t think that’s crazy. I’ve been asking for that fight for over a year and a half now, it would probably be the biggest fight in UFC history and MMA history.