Conor McGregor one of the hardest working sport stars is scheduled to fight against UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on 11/12/16 in Madison Square Garden. The UFC returns to the Big Apple after a long absence due to union contract issues that Dana White was not going to pay. Endorsing Donald Trump and White’s speaking at the Republican National Convention, may have been the key to New York and the UFC repairing their feud over the union issues. Money talks eventually.
Here is the first edition of WORD on The Street a new segment covering the hottest trending topics. And here is my take on the pesky McGregor rumors that are currently rumbling and a little more insider chatter…
With all the drama of the UFC lately one could easily think it was all a master manipulation to increase interest in the sport especially now that money making venture has been sold for a reportedly $4Billion.
Under the all the drama of UFC 200 with Conor McGregor being pulled from the card, Jon Jones testing for a banned substance at the last minute one could easily forget about GSP.
There has been a lot of talk of George St. Pierre returning to fight but it seems that it is all TALK.
GSP has been recuperating for years at least 2. Although there are rumors that he is all healthy from previous injuries resulting in surgery, nothing seems to be closer of one of the most popular and successful fighters in UFC history getting a deal to step back into the ring.
I can’t blame Pierre for not wanting to play the UFC game. Besides being fraught with complaints of steroid use, the Reebok deal and Dana White treating fighters like slaves why would anyone want to put up with the allege BS? GSP has endorsements on his own that don’t involve Reebok. He also makes plenty of money so it makes sense there is no reason for him to get back in the ring.
Unless it is another media ploy to get more money and drum up more excitement for a really big match up with new champ Michael Bisping.