Current Submission Underground absolute champion Mason Fowler just keeps winning. And with those wins, he’ll naturally face bigger and bigger opponents. In a recent interview, Fowler was asked if he’d have any interest in a grappling match with retired UFC and MMA legend Georges St-Pierre.
“That would be amazing,” Fowler said. “Georges St-Pierre is one of my idols. Georges, if you’re bored with retirement and you want to do a grappling match on UFC Fightpass, I would be more than happy to engage with you. There’s my respectful call out.”
Although a potential Fowler vs. St-Pierre grappling match sounds like a long-shot, it might not be entirely out of the question. Some of MMA’s biggest stars, including former UFC champion Jon Jones and current Bellator champion Ryan Bader, have competed in Submission Underground. Moreover, St-Pierre continues to have a good relationship with the UFC, UFC Fightpass (which airs Submission Underground), and Submission Underground head honcho Chael Sonnen.
During his MMA career, St-Pierre regularly trained under top BJJ coach John Danaher, with Danaher cornering St-Pierre for some of the biggest fights in his legendary, multi-weight championship career.
Fowler was also asked about a potential match with former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. On that, Fowler was less enthusiastic.
“I can’t call Khabib out… I’m here in San Jose and I enjoy training at AKA and i don’t want to get thrown out of the gym,” Fowler said with a chuckle.
Fowler is coming off a submission win over Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez at Submission Underground 21. He is scheduled to compete again on Arpil 3 at the Third Coast Grappling absolute eight-man tournament.