Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, has 18 knockouts in 21 wins, and outside of Max Holloway and Nate Diaz, has finished every fight inside the Octagon.
The power-punching Irishman has “the touch of death.”
That’s according to Firas Zahabi, head coach for Georges St-Pierre, who admits he’s been trying to get “Rush” a fight with “Notorious” for the better part of 2017. Instead, McGregor went on to box Floyd Mayweather while St-Pierre took the middleweight title from Michael Bisping.
Hey, there’s always next year.
"He’s got the touch of death in his hands,” Zahabi told Express Sport. “So I think him and Georges would be a phenomenal fight. It would probably be the biggest fight in UFC history and MMA history and that record wouldn’t be broken for ten years. So why not do it?"
I can think of one good reason.
Both St-Pierre (26-2) and McGregor (21-3) are on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, albeit for very different reasons. The former was felled by colitis and (cough) “forced” to give up his 185-pound title, while the latter is too busy counting his money to worry about his next UFC fight.
See you in 2018?