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Georges St-Pierre praises Khabib Nurmagomedov; closes in on a potential fight with the ‘Eagle’

Georges St-Pierre closed on a potential fight vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘GSP’ also praised Nurmagomedov for honoring the promise he made to his mother.

In an interview with SPORF, UFC icon and retired MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre said:

“Yes, Khabib is done. I know it because last time (UFC president) Dana White called me to ask if I wanted to fight Khabib, I said – I don’t, now; It’s over. But just out of curiosity, I said, ‘Let me think about it.’ So he sided with Khabib – because when he approached me, he spoke as if Khabib had accepted. But I know that’s not true, so I want to see how things turn out. So I said to him, ‘Let me think about it. I will get back to you. ‘ So he sided with Khabib, and Khabib said no. He made a promise to his mother, and I think it’s a very honorable thing because now we live in a world where everyone is influenced by money. And Khabib gave his word, and obeyed his word. So I think that’s a good thing. “

“And I think I no longer intend to compete in mixed martial arts to prove that I’m the best champion or fighter right now. So I think it’s a good ending story. , you know, my career and Khabib’s career, I think it’s a good ending for both of us.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov has competed in light and heavyweight outside of the UFC, but has only fought at lightweight in the octagon. ‘GSP’ explained that he spent most of his career fighting in the welterweight division, while Nurmagomedov did so at 155 pounds.

The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion feels he and Nurmagomedov could meet in a title fight. However, time didn’t work out, that’s why their fight didn’t materialize.

Watch ‘GSP’ tackle Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dream match in the video below:

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s best friend, Islam Makhachev, is at the peak of his UFC lightweight title fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, legendary MMA coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, passed away in July 2020. Khabib’s mother did not want him to continue fighting without his father by his side. As a result, “The Eagle” competed only once after his father passed away and then retire.

The UFC’s lightweight title has become vacant after longtime champion Nurmagomedov left the sport. Charles Oliveira won that top 155-pound title earlier this year defeating Michael Chaneler. ‘Do Bronx’ is scheduled to defend his gold against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on December 11. After his own decisive win over Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje will get his Oliveira vs. Poirier in 2022.

However, friend of Khabib Nurmagomedov and longtime training partner Islam Makhachev is also an important player in the lightweight header image. Makhachev faces Beneil Dariush at a UFC Fight Night event on February 26, 2022. The consensus is that Makhachev – who is on a nine-fight streak – can claim a title if he gets past Dariush.



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