When Georges St-Pierre announced his intentions to return to the Octagon pending a deal being struck with UFC management, as well as his comments about being willing and able to fight at 155 pounds, it caught the attention of many fighters, including the top dog.
In addition to being challenged to a third fight with former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion BJ Penn, current UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos also heard GSP’s comments loud and clear.
“I’m a big fan of Georges St-Pierre,” said the reigning UFC 155-pound champion on the official UFC Fight Night 90 conference call to promote his title defense against former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez.
RDA continued, explaining why it would be an honor to defend the UFC crown against an MMA legend such as St-Pierre.
“For me it would be great to fight against my idol,” said dos Anjos. “Of course, man. It’s a new challenger. It’s a big money fight, too. Of course, if he can make it (to lightweight), I’m here, man. I’ll have the belt.”
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez headlines UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7, 2016.
H/T to MMAFighting.com for transcribing the above Rafael dos Anjos quote.