GSP coach calls for St-Pierre return bout with either Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping

GSP coach calls for St-Pierre return bout with either Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping

Coach Firas Zahabi wants to see St-Pierre return for ‘epics’, not titles.

By Oscar Willis - 21 Feb 2017

Georges St-Pierre’s return to mixed martial arts and the UFC has already got tongues wagging on the possible match-ups.

With St-Pierre having previously dominated the world of 170-pounds for years, and previous public comments that he could either fight at 155 or 185-pounds means that the Canadian’s return could affect any of three divisions.

And with that potential variety, there are obviously plenty of opponents fans and MMA pundits alike would enjoy seeing him return against. For his longtime coach Firas Zahabi, the idea of seeing some cross-division super fights is incredibly exciting — especially if the opponent has a big fan following such as the ones commanded by middleweight champion Michael Bisping and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

“I was really happy when there was a buzzing of Bisping or McGregor,” Zahabi said, speaking on The MMA Hour. “I thought those two would be two epic fights. One, he would go a little lower, one he would go a little higher. But those are really, really intriguing fights.

“Of course, Tyron Woodley, he’s the champion and et cetera, but he has his fight with ‘Wonderboy’, and if ‘Wonderboy’ wins, then they’ll have a trilogy. And of course we don’t want to fight with ‘Wonderboy,’ we go way back together. So I think the welterweight title is not really something [GSP] is thinking about right now because of the current landscape.. but there is always the 185-pound belt.

“And of course, McGregor is such a mega-star that if you put those two on a main event, I don’t think that anybody in the world wouldn’t watch that. I think that even non-MMA fans would watch that.”