Dana White has shot dead the possibility of Conor McGregor going toe-to-toe with Georges St-Pierre by insisting he does not think the Canadian wants to fight again.
The rumour mill has been buzzing with reports GSP is trying to set up a UFC super-fight with lightweight champion McGregor.
The clash would be an epic showdown between two of the biggest UFC stars ever, but White does not seem confident of any match-up for GSP.
‘There is no status,’ White told ESPN when asked about St-Pierre’s future.
‘I knew what he was doing. That’s why I put [a mandatory title defense] into his contract. We both knew what was going on.
‘I don’t know, man. I don’t think the guy wants to fight. I think he jumped in, grabbed some cash and went back to Canada.’
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St-Pierre vacated his middleweight title less than a month after stripping Michael Bisping of the strap, citing medical issues.
There has been no update from the Canadian about whether he intends to keep fighting or whether he will resume retirement life.
GSP got a healthy pay-day on his comeback to the UFC, collecting $2.58million, but never seemed committed to his stint in the middleweight division.
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McGregor is expected to return to action in early 2018 after over a year out of the octagon.
The Irishman became a father for the first time and then made his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August.
Interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is expected to welcome McGregor back to MMA.
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