Georges St-Pierre opens as betting favorite over Robert Whittaker, Conor McGregor

Regardless of which big name Georges St-Pierre fights next, it appears oddsmakers like his chances.

St-Pierre opened as the betting favorite in two potential bouts against UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, according to lines posted Tuesday by Bovada.

St-Pierre, 36, captured the UFC middleweight title on Saturday at UFC 217 with a third-round submission over Michael Bisping. The stunning performance ended a four-year period of inactivity for St-Pierre, who became only the fourth fighter in history to win UFC titles in multiple divisions. St-Pierre is already widely considered to be the greatest welterweight to ever compete, having captured the 170-pound belt twice during his eight-year reign atop the division.

Notably, St-Pierre opened as a bigger betting favorite over Whittaker (-160) than he did against the much lighter McGregor (-150).

Also released on Tuesday were the opening odds for a potential champion vs. champion superfight between UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and UFC flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson.

On the heels of breaking Anderson Silva’s record for consecutive title defenses, “Mighty Mouse” (-200) opened as a slight favorite over Dillashaw (+160), who reclaimed his bantamweight belt with a second-round knockout over Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217.

Updated betting lines for all three potential bouts can be seen below.

Georges St-Pierre vs. Conor McGregor

Georges St-Pierre -150 (2/3)
Conor McGregor +120 (6/5)

*Both must fight for action. Must fight in 2018 for action.

Georges St-Pierre vs. Robert Whittaker

Georges St-Pierre -160 (5/8)
Robert Whittaker +130 (13/10)

*Both must fight for action. Must fight in 2018 for action.

Demetrious Johnson vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Demetrious Johnson -200 (1/2)
T.J. Dillashaw +160 (8/5)

*Both must fight for action. Must fight in 2018 for action.

Source: MMAFighting

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