Former UFC welterweight world champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre has yet to make his much anticipated return to the Octagon since inking a massive multi-fight deal with the promotion. But he’s already made headlines in a well-publicized feud with reigning champion Michael Bisping.
St-Pierre was formerly recognized as one of the best fighters in the world pound-for-pound. He was second only to then middleweight legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva. But at the peak of his ability, St-Pierre chose to walk away from the sport to focus on his acting career.
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Recently, St-Pierre talked to the Canadian press, and gave his take on a popular topic — the potential Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. crossover super bout.
“I think it will happen. I know Floyd will never fight Conor in a mixed martial arts fight, but Conor could fight Floyd in a boxing match. I don’t think he’s going to win, I don’t think he’s going to win at all, but I think he wants to do it and he’s going to make a lot of money out of it,” said St-Pierre.
McGregor, the UFC’s reigning lightweight titleholder is pursuing a bout against Mayweather, one of the greatest boxers of all-time. If the fight is made, the financial impact is expected to be absolutely mind-blowing.
Could a crossover super bout be announced soon?
St-Pierre, no stranger to big money fights, knows what’s at stake for the Irishman.
“If he loses, and I’m pretty sure he’s going to lose if it happens, the odds are not in his favor. But if he manages to survive, it could be like a win for him. Because after he’s going to start talking, ‘Hey, I’ve stepped into your game, why don’t you step into mine?’ So it depends not only on the result, but how it’s done. It all depends on how things play out,” St-Pierre added.
Do you think St-Pierre’s assessment of the colossal matchup is accurate? It definitely sounds plausible.
Rumors are swirling around that McGregor and Mayweather have reached an agreement. And that an announcement can be made in as little as two weeks’ time. Stay tuned for more developments on the progress of this bout.