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Georges St-Pierre Responds To The Idea Of Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov

Georges St-Pierre Responds To The Idea Of Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov

Georges St-Pierre has hinted that he's ready to come out of retirement and face Khabib Nurmagomedov, after Dana White revealed that fight is a possibility.

It's not the first time the Canadian has spoken about wanting to fight the Russian, and he actually offered the UFC to fight Khabib before retiring.

The difference this time is that he's responding to White talking about the UFC lightweight champion potentially only having two fights left, with the next one being against Justin Gaethje.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani, GSP hinted he'd be playing close attention to the fight at UFC 254, saying, "Damn! Just when I thought I'd have peace of mind...I look forward to watching Khabib and Gaethje in October. Best of luck to them."

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Khabib was initially expected to face Gaethje, who won the interim version of the Russian's UFC lightweight title by beating Tony Ferguson earlier this year, in September.

That was delayed because of the sad death of the Eagle's father to Covid-19 earlier this month, with some questioning the undefeated champion's future in the sport.

However on Tuesday White announced that the two men would meet at the end of October at UFC 254, in what is certain to be an interesting match-up.

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Gaethje was brilliant in his brutal win over Ferguson at UFC 249. Image: PA Images
Gaethje was brilliant in his brutal win over Ferguson at UFC 249. Image: PA Images

Khabib's manager has said that the plan has always been for the 31-year-old to retire at 30-0, with his current record standing at 29-0.

With Gaethje next it leaves him with just one fight to go and earlier this week White said that the rematch with Conor McGregor, the Russian's fierce and bitter rival, was the fight to make.

However he did say that he was willing to make whatever fight Khabib wanted as a sign of gratitude and the fight with former two weight champ GSP would be absolutely huge.

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St-Pierre is a pretty popular figure at the moment, especially for a man who's been retired for three years, with Kamaru Usman also calling out the former welterweight champion after defending that title against Jorge Masvidal.

Seeing GSP back in the octagon for one last fight against either man would certainly be exciting.

Do you think Georges St-Pierre will return to fight Khabib? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Khabib, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, Dana White, GSP, Georges St-Pierre

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