http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/1...m-with-matchup

"Of course (I'd like to fight him)," St-Pierre told MMAjunkie.com. "He's a good fighter, undefeated, and yes, if he comes, I'll fight him. No problem."

Askren hasn't been shy when it comes to his desire to fight St-Pierre, as he tends to call out or poke fun at the French-Canadian on social media whenever the opportunity presents itself.

St-Pierre, who next fights Johny Hendricks on Nov. 16 at UFC 167, hasn't been goaded into responding to Askren's antics, but that doesn't mean he's unaware of what's going on.

Askren is considered the top welterweight currently not signed to the UFC roster, and many fans are curious to see how the 29-year-old two-time NCAA Division I national wrestling champion would do against the division's kingpin and No. 1 ranked fighter.

Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney is so confident Askren would have his way with St-Pierre that he even said he would release the fighter from any contract matching rights if he were presented with an immediate title fight against "Rush."

The challenge was brushed off by White, and it seems likely that, should he sign with the promotion, Askren's quest to UFC gold will follow the same path as other contenders.

But in the event Askren does ink a deal with the UFC, St-Pierre is open to giving him a shot at the belt whether it's one, five or 10 fights down the line.

"Bring him in; I'll fight everyone," St-Pierre said. "I am the champion, and I have no choice, so it's no problem. I'm not afraid."