"You guys know I didn't believe that McGregor-Mayweather would happen and it did, so anything is possible".
Plans for St-Pierre's next fight are on hold as the former UFC middleweight champion is suffering from colitis and will be out of action indefinitely, according to the UFC President.
White said it's easy to "look at a piece of paper" and argue McGregor's been reluctant to defend his title, but doing so ignores the details of the timeline. That's why I put (a mandatory title defense) into his contract. We both knew what was going on. "I don't think the guy wants to fight", White mused.
"No matter how much money you make, I always feel like with certain people, you can only go on so many vacations, (and) there's only so much stuff you can buy, and then you're ready to get back to the grind, hopefully".
In October, St-Pierre told ESPN it would be "an fantastic honor" to fight McGregor (21-3), but he would not call out a smaller fighter. That and GSP has said that putting on weight to make the 185-pound limit was detrimental to his health. "He fought everybody on his way up 145 pounds".More news: Beloved Atlanta TV Anchor Dies of Stroke While at Airport
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As far as Mayweather, most believe the very idea of the undefeated boxer, at 40 years old and having zero MMA experience, making the jump to the UFC - as a fighter - is not very realistic and not likely to ever happen.
McGregor was thought to fight in March or April once interim champion Tony Ferguson had recovered from surgery. "The question is does he want to come back and do it?"
Woodley is the current UFC welterweight champion and Whittaker claimed the unified belt when St-Pierre vacated his title.
White tells us. he's gunning to promote boxing in 2018 - but he's not targeting a Floyd vs. Conor McGregor rematch.