Khabib Nurmagomedov's Manager Lays Out What Needs To Happen For Dream Fight Vs Georges St-Pierre
Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager has laid out what needs to happen for a dream match with Georges St-Pierre to take place - following GSP's comments last week.
UFC legend St-Pierre claimed that he was kept from fighting the current lightweight champion as UFC were scared he would win.
However, Ali Abdelaziz spoke to Brett Okamoto of ESPN on Wednesday and shockingly explained a fight could still happen.
"He's the greatest fighter of all time. And he's a very good friend of mine, I love Georges," Abdelaziz began per South China Morning Post.
"Khabib is my brother, I'm very close with him. If Georges St-Pierre wanted to fight, it's very simple: we can make this happen.
"You don't think I can make this fight?"
He then went on to explain what 'GSP' needs to do if he wants to come out of retirement and face 'The Eagle'.
"If Georges wants this fight to really happen, he has to do three things: pick up the phone and call me, he can call Dana directly," the 42-year-old stated.
"Dana White respects Georges St-Pierre, he likes him a lot. Dana White doesn't like too many people. Then he [St-Pierre] have to make 155 pounds, and he have to communicate.
"He have a good team, but he always can call me. Everybody can ask what happened in 2017. I communicate people, that's it. But all the time talk about Georges wanna fight this guy - hey, send a location, like Khabib said. Send a phone number, we can make it happen."
Despite the claims, a fight is likely to come far down the road with Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson ahead of the 38-year-old in the pecking order.
Abdelaziz also managed to slide in a dig at Conor McGregor, explaining he would put those three fighters above McGregor for a match with Khabib.
"Georges is not a guy who wants to disrespect other people," he said.
"People talk every couple month about Georges St-Pierre but I respect Justin. I respect Tony. I'll put Georges before Conor [McGregor] every day of the week, but I'm not gonna put Georges before Justin Gaethje, before Tony Ferguson, because this is a deserving guy."
Ferguson and Gaethje are set to square-off on May 9 after their original meeting on April 18 was suspended due to UFC 249's postponement.
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Abdelaziz claims that Gaethje is going to knock Ferguson's head 'clean off' in just over two weeks time.
"Right now it's about Justin Gaethje fighting Tony Ferguson, and knocking his head clean off. People said Tony Ferguson and [Khabib] is a curse.
"Guess what? May 9, the spell on the fight is gonna be dissolved, because I believe Justin Gaethje is gonna put him to sleep. And now we won't want to talk about Tony any more. That's it."
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