UFC president Dana White insists a fight between Georges St-Pierre and Conor McGregor will not be taking place.
GSP’s longtime trainer, Firas Zahabi, recently revealed that the Canadian could be tempted into a return to the octagon to fight lightweight champion McGregor and he believes a bout between the pair would go down as one of the biggest in MMA history.
However, the chances of that happening now appear to be slim, as White insists St-Pierre must take on either welterweight champion Tyron Woodley or middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker if he wants to make another comeback.
“He ain’t fighting Conor McGregor,” White told ESPN.
“If he wants to come back, [UFC welterweight champion] Tyron Woodley or [middleweight champion] Robert Whittaker is waiting for him. They’re both waiting, if Georges wants to come back.”
St-Pierre fought for the first time in four years in November and showed no signs of rust when beating Michael Bisping to claim the UFC middleweight title, but he has since relinquished that accolade due to health issues.
The 36-year-old has won 26 of his 28 professional bouts and is currently on a 13-fight winning streak, with his last defeat coming against Matt Serra over a decade ago.
It remains to be seen if and when St-Pierre will return to the octagon, although he will have to earn his stripes before he has any hope of a showdown with McGregor.