One of the fights that the powers-that-be in the UFC want to see is Rory MacDonald vs. GSP for the Welterweight Championship. The thing is, this falls into the territory of these guys being training partners and friends, with Rory stating that he wouldn’t fight GSP because of that. Dana White, on the other hand, feels that if given the opportunity, Rory MacDonald would take the fight. [link]
“[MacDonald] will fight Georges St-Pierre,” White said at Thursday’s UFC 167 media scrum. “I know it, you know it, everybody knows it.
“This is my prediction,” said White. “I think if he beats Robbie Lawler, he’s going to move out of Georges’ house, and I think things are going to change. I think this is the fight for him that’s going to put him in the direction of fighting GSP. I think if he wins this fight, he’s moving out, he’s leaving his own place.
I’m not sure that I really agree that this will happen, as we’ve seen gyms “broken up” before for title shots and how it can impact not only a division, but a fighter’s career in the long run (think; Rashad Evans). Ultimately this is Rory MacDonald’s call.