Two-division world champion Georges St-Pierre has not seen action since UFC 217, when he won the middleweight title against Michael Bisping. But with the lingering uncertainty regarding his immediate future, his boxing coach Freddie Roach spoke on his behalf.
“I think one more. Just one,” Roach told Brendan Schaub at the Below the Belt podcast when asked if he thinks St-Pierre fights again.
And when asked whom he thinks the next opponent should be, Roach had an immediate answer.
“The Irish boy. He’s got a big mouth,” he said.
Schaub brought up the possibility of having the fight take place at 155-pounds, which Roach says would be perfectly fine.
“We’ll make the weight. Georges is on a new diet; it’s doing really great,” he said.
“We wanted to prove that we could go up in the higher weight division, and we did that. Then Dana got mad that we dropped that title.”
Roach, however, also stated that they are chasing for a third world title, which aligns with current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next plans before retirement.
“We want to go the lower weight now and be a three-time world champion, three weight divisions.”
If St-Pierre and his team are indeed final with these plans, they will have to wait until April when McGregor’s suspension for the UFC 229 brawl lapses. From their end, team McGregor is looking at a fight against Donald Cerrone upon Conor’s return.