When former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre made an appearance on a recent episode of The MMA Hour he essentially announced his comeback. Where he left things open was the weight class he’d fight in on his return.
His options are middleweight, with a proposed fight against champion Michael Bisping; welterweight, the division he ruled for many years and finally lightweight, where current champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his belt against Eddie Alvarez this Thursday night on UFC Fight Pass.
During the official International Fight Week conference call RDA was asked about GSP’s comments and said he’d welcome the challenge.
“I’m a big fan of Georges St-Pierre,” said dos Anjos. “For me, it would be great to fight against my idol. It’s a new challenger, and it’s a big money fight. If he can make it, I’m here. I’ll have the belt.”
RDA was scheduled to fight Conor McGregor earlier this year at UFC 196 but was forced to withdraw after breaking his foot in training. It was likely to be the biggest payday of his career, but the Brazilian said money isn’t everything to him.
“A lot of people talk about money,” said dos Anjos. “Everybody likes money. I like money but I don’t love money. I like competing. It’s not just because of the money – the fight was against Conor. I invest a lot of time, a lot of money on that camp. Two weeks before the fight I broke my foot and I couldn’t show up. Just because of that, not because of the paycheck.”
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship is set as the main event of UFC Fight Night 90 which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 7th.