Conor McGregor's future in the UFC remains a grand mystery, with the lightweight champion's return to the Octagon appearing to be far less of a formality than it did this time previous year. "We both knew what was going on", White said about St-Pierre's future when speaking to ESPN on Wednesday.
Now GSP has vacated the title, paving way for a fight between interim champ Robert Whittaker and former title-holder Luke Rockhold. "I actually have a meeting with those guys today - with (Floyd's) crew".
The best fight purse McGregor has earned is around £3m and there have been questions about how the UFC could possibly afford to match that figure.
White tells us. he's gunning to promote boxing in 2018 - but he's not targeting a Floyd vs. Conor McGregor rematch.
At this time, White said there is no update on his next move. "I think he jumped in, grabbed some cash and went back to Canada".
"He had come out earlier and said - that's why people were asking me about it, and I said don't count anything out on him coming over to the UFC, that anything is possible".
This month, however, St-Pierre's longtime coach, Firas Zahabi, told Express Sport a fight between the two worldwide stars would be "brilliant" and "probably the biggest fight in UFC and MMA history".
"What we have to do, is he needs to defend that [UFC lightweight] title", White said.
"Because if you look at how everything played out, Conor has fought everybody". The win put him on a list with McGregor, BJ Penn and Randy Couture as the only fighters to claim UFC gold in multiple weight classes.