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UFC president Dana White gives his own take on Georges St-Pierre’s future plans.

Two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has already made plans for his fighting future. For one, he intends to return to action this year and be part of the UFC’s upcoming UFC 231 card in Toronto on December 8th.

“November? Yeah. There’s also Toronto in December,” St-Pierre told Submission Radio. “So the thing is, what excites me is, what can I have to have to improve my legacy? What can I do to improve my legacy? That’s the number one. And also the money, but legacy is number one. Money is there.”

This is a plan that UFC president Dana White is also on board with.

“Toronto makes sense. Toronto wouldn’t be bad,” White said in a media scrum after Tuesday Night’s Contender Series (transcript by MMA Fighting).

White, however, does not agree with St-Pierre’s idea of challenging the winner of the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229 this October.

“Yeah, that’s probably not gonna happen. He gave up the 170-pound division, he gave up the 185-pound belt,” White said. “You know what I mean? It’s like, pick a division.”

St-Pierre last fought at UFC 217 last November, where he won the middleweight title against Michael Bisping. He was later forced to relinquish the belt due to his ulcerative colitis condition.