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Georges St-Pierre took back what’s rightfully his after a rear naked choke that put Michael Bisping to sleep to capture the middleweight belt.
The question now is what’s next for the future hall of famer?
GSP (20-2 UFC) has said that if he wins a belt, he won’t just leave it vacant to chase another championship in another division, he promises to defend it. That means there are two options for the Canadian—either he can opt for a rematch with Bisping or defend the title against no.1 contender, Robert Whittaker (20-4).
This early, however, speculation is getting louder regarding a possible St-Pierre vs. McGregor fight. The Irishman still has to announce his next opponent although he confirmed that he’s now in talks with the UFC possibly to fight Tony Ferguson, who is the interim lightweight champ.
If that were to happen, it probably will be at the catchweight of from 71-77 kgs. St-Pierre is a natural welterweight and he actually bulked up to fight Bisping. Analysts are one in saying that he could not sustain that weight so he has to come down eventually. McGregor, meanwhile, is the lightweight champ so he will have to move up to fight GSP and cement his status as one of the greats.
Nevertheless, the Irishman’s coach, John Kavanagh, said that it’s a fight he would like to see.
“It would be great, I would love it. I’m a GSP fan. I think he’s done great things,” he said. “At this stage, nothing would surprise me.”
Legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach also said that it would not be too far-fetched to see a St-Pierre and McGregor bout in the Octagon since the lightweight champ has never been known to back away from any challenge. “I would enjoy that fight and I would like to see that fight happen,” he said.