With so much attention placed on #ConorMcGregor challenging #FloydMayweather Jr. to a boxing match, it's easy to forget that the two sides are still far apart. In fact, Dana White admits that after months of posturing, he was only able to secure an agreement with Conor McGregor. This is a fighter signed to the UFC and whose fate is held in the palm of White's hand.
What does that say about the amount of time it'll take to negotiate a fair deal with the independent Floyd Mayweather?
Mayweather is approaching 40-years-of-age and is going on two years retired from professional boxing; it's safe to assume time isn't on his side.
That is why it'd be smart for not only #DanaWhite, but Conor McGregor, to have a backup plan in case the fight doesn't happen. This is where James Moontasri comes into play.
No, Moontasri isn't a viable opponent for McGregor, but a recent tweet from the UFC veteran has fans contemplating another big fight for McGregor.
Georges St-Pierre is out of the middleweight title picture according to Dana White and will return to the welterweight division when he returns in the Fall. Naturally, #GSP would be in line for a title shot against Tyron Woodley or the champion at that time.
Would a fight against Conor McGregor trump a title fight for GSP? The answer is simple — yes!
GSP is looking for the biggest fight possible and retaining a title he's had for most of his career is secondary to the amount of money he'd earn in a McGregor fight.
Dana White is all about giving fans the fights they want to see. He'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger matchup than McGregor vs. GSP.