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Morning Report: Dana White ‘not interested’ in superfight between Georges St-Pierre and Khabib vs. McGregor winner

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When Georges St-Pierre made his return to the UFC after a four-year absence and moved up to middleweight to become only the fourth man to win champions in two weight divisions, many considered it the crowning achievement of his career, one that solidified his status as the greatest fighter ever. Now, St-Pierre wants to build on that legacy by becoming the first fighter to win titles in three divisions, declaring in interest in dropping down to lightweight to take on the winner of the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor title tilt that will take place at UFC 229 in October. There’s one problem though: UFC President Dana White is not a fan of the idea.

Speaking recently to The BBC MMA Show, White addressed the comments from St-Pierre, saying that St-Pierre was only trying to make as much money as possible, and while he doesn’t begrudge “GSP” that, he’s also “not interested” in facilitating it either.

“I’m not interested in that fight,” White said. “He knows that and I’ve told him that many times. He was the 170-pound champion, he moved up to 185 pounds to take on Michael Bisping - and put in his agreement that he would absolutely defend the title at 185 - and then just dumped the title. I’m not interested.

“Georges St-Pierre is looking for one-off fights where he can make a lot of money - which is smart, that’s what he should do - but we’re not interested in that.”

St-Pierre’s last comeback did leave the UFC high and dry. After making a big fuss about his contractual obligation to defend the middleweight title should he win it, St-Pierre vacated his middleweight title a month later, citing medical complications with ulcerative colitis that would keep him out of action indefinitely. White was none to happy with what happened but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to see St-Pierre return again, he just wants to see GSP back at his old stomping grounds, the welterweight division.

“I’m interested in [St-Pierre coming back]. I’m not interested in that fight. I’m interested in Georges St-Pierre coming back at 170, not at 155 pounds.

“I don’t know [if he will come back though]. He’s not too excited about fighting or defending his title or anything like that. I don’t know if he’ll ever fight again.”

St-Pierre last fought at UFC 217, submitting Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title.


Results. Darrion Caldwell wins featherweight debut, calls out Patricio Freire at Bellator 204.

$$$$$. UFC 229 almost sold out; already second-largest gate in UFC history.

Statement. James Gallagher releases statement following KO loss: ‘I’m still the s**t.’

Backup. Kamaru Usman to serve as official backup for UFC 228 main event.

Politics. Wanderlei Silva officially kicks off campaign for a seat in the Brazilian congress.


Free fight.

Chapter 3 of Jackson-Wink.

Valentina interview.

Kang with a Conor trailer.

Wish he wasn’t.

Dana honestly believes this.

Derrick with a tall tale.


Depressed Us. Reliving the wonder of Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz.

Three Amigos. Discussing UFC 227’s buy rate and the allegations against Andrea Lee’s husband.



And some of the heat that came after the KO.

Call out.

Apparently Khabib’s father got a visa.

Thank you so much @danawhite You are awesome This is your job #realitionship

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Interesting call out.

Coming back.

Nick still Tweeting.


Double ouch.

Disgusting reffing.


Jimi Manuwa (17-4) vs. Thiago Santos (18-6); UFC Sao Paulo, Sep. 22.


2005: Chuck Liddell knocked out Jeremy Horn at UFC 54 to retain his light heavyweight title.

2011: Pat Curran knocked out Marlon Sandro at Bellator 48 to win the featherweight summer series tournament.

2016: Conor McGregor won a majority decision over Nate Diaz in their rematch at UFC 202.


Ah, the latest edition of “Dana says stuff.” Also from that interview, I figured I’d give y’all Dana’s explanation for why the UFC is including the bus attack footage - you know, ‘the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in UFC history’ - in their UFC 229 promos.

“It was definitely something bad that I didn’t expect from anybody. He got in trouble legally in New York. He had to go to court and hire lawyers and go through lawsuits and all kinds of stuff that goes along with something like that. Obviously, going into the fight, it’s definitely part of the story line.”

Do with that what you will.

Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.



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