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UFC 217: Georges St-Pierre expected to call out Conor McGregor with win over Michael Bisping

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, at one time, was rumored to be in the running for a Conor McGregor super fight, back when “Notorious” was fooling around in the 170-pound division.

While that potential pay-per-view (PPV) bonanza may have gone by the wayside as the power-punching Irishman gears up for his first title defense, he may find himself on the receiving end of a French-Canadian call out, assuming “Rush” can win his return fight.

That’s according to training partner and UFC lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier.

"I think what will be probable is that he will call out Conor after,” Aubin-Mercier told TSN (via Irish Mirror). “That's what I would do. I think for the UFC, it's a really smart fight to do. It's a win-win for them. Well, win-win, kind of, for short term.”

And St-Pierre could always go down to 155 pounds (his words).

Nome of this matters if “Rush” is unable to get past reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping when they go to war in the UFC 205 main event, scheduled for this November in New York City (details).

But if he does, his post-fight speech should be very, very interesting.