Dana White wouldn’t be Dana White if he wasn’t trying to convince friends and training partners to fight. Here he is trying to increase the paranoia level between Georges St Pierre and Rory MacDonald:

“I don’t think that Rory ever said he wouldn’t fight GSP.  Rory said he doesn’t want to talk about fighting GSP,” said UFC president Dana White on Tuesday during a media conference call.

“I don’t think he’s ever said he won’t fight GSP.  When that day comes, when he gets to that place where it’s time for GSP vs. Rory MacDonald, I’m sure that’s when Rory MacDonald will want to talk about fighting GSP,” added White.

Or moving up to middleweight, which is what most people assume he’ll do. But for now he’s a welterweight and it’s more exciting to contemplate him fighting Georges St Pierre if he smashes Jake Ellenberger. Both from a ranking perspective and from a soap opera drama angle too.