Dear Mr. McGregor,
First, thanks for taking the time to read this letter. I understand that you are a very busy man, who is getting some unsolicited advice here. Therefore, I will keep this brief and to the point. Please be advised, this concerns your future and demands your utmost attention.
If you defeat Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on Saturday, you must get on the mic and challenge your next opponent to a fight at UFC 200 in July. If you are unaware, there is one fighter that means so much more than everyone else.
His name is Georges St. Pierre.
I am sure you are familiar with Mr. St. Pierre. He is the beloved, long time welterweight champion hailing from Canada. Besides yourself and Brock Lesnar, St. Pierre is the most successful draw in UFC history. Recently, he has been on a sabbatical from the Octagon, but he has never officially retired. Of late, reports stated that he was going to partake in a 6 week training camp to see if he still had interest in fighting. It seems he is in good shape and could easily be ready to fight you in July if you called him out. Clearly, GSP has some desire to return to the cage. He just needs the right opponent to get him motivated and that’s you!
After your fight on Saturday, you should call out GSP for being an overrated, red wine drinking, boring Frenchie. Tell him that you will knock him out and officially end his career at the biggest show in MMA history. You could even call him a coward, who retired just in time to avoid fighting you. Fans will want to see this fight, you just need to call out GSP and make it happen.
Conor Mcgregor vs GSP at UFC 200 = $$$
Don’t get me wrong, St. Pierre would be a risky matchup for you. He is the greatest welterweight in MMA history and hasn’t lost a fight in 8 years. He has 12 straight wins against the best 170 lb fighters on Earth. GSP’s greatest strength – wrestling – is your biggest weakness. Beating him would not be easy, but it is possible.
You are definitely younger and quicker than St. Pierre. At 35 years old, with two ACL surgeries, GSP does not have much tread left on those tires. He will be less explosive and have a harder time getting takedowns than he did in the past. In addition, your striking game is much more diverse and effective. If you can keep the fight standing, you should be able to pick GSP apart. Simply, he is not the same guy from five years ago. Father time catches up to everyone, St. Pierre included. This is a winnable fight for you.
Sure, there are other fights you could take. Title shots against Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler are looming on the horizon. You could defend your Featherweight Championship against Frankie Edgar too. But Conor, just a few days ago, you said “I don’t give a sh-t about belts.” If that’s really the case, forget about Lawler, RDA, and Edgar. With big fights being the goal, a dream fight with GSP does not get any more historic. You will literally earn millions more by fighting St. Pierre. There is not a more attractive fight for you and this opportunity will only come once in a lifetime. If GSP does not fight in July, he may never fight again. You have to seize this moment.
With the GSP fight, you are guaranteed the biggest pay-per-view winfall in UFC history. It is an epic fight and there is no better time than UFC 200. This will be the biggest fight ever. And win or lose, you will score your biggest payday and be remembered forever as the guy who moved up two weight classes to fight the greatest welterweight in MMA history.
Last week at the UFC 196 presser, you said, “The only weight I give a f–k about is the weight of them checks, and my checks are always super heavy. So I don’t give a s–t.” If you really mean that, call out Georges St. Pierre for a fight at UFC 200 on Saturday night. Mock him, make fun of him, and get him pissed off to the point where he is begging for a fight with you.
Make it happen. If you win this Saturday and call out GSP out, he isn’t going to turn down this fight.
Thanks for your time,
Matt would also strongly encourage GSP to accept a fight with McGregor at UFC 200. Why wouldn’t GSP want to earn his biggest payday fighting a 145 lb Irish guy, who can’t wrestle? This is literally the perfect time for this fight to happen. And it will probably never happen again.