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UFC Legend Georges St-Pierre Names His Pick For The 'Best Fighter On Earth'

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UFC Legend Georges St-Pierre Names His Pick For The 'Best Fighter On Earth'

Georges St-Pierre has hailed Khabib Nurmagomedov as the "best fighter on the face of the Earth" ahead of the likes of Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic and Conor McGregor.

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But the 'Eagle' has been vocal about facing 'GSP' in April 2021 amid rumours he will retire after his 30th professional MMA fight.

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'GSP,' who retired from MMA in 2019, believes that he is the "best" fighter currently active in the world.

The 39-year-old Canadian superstar told BT Sport: "Khabib right now, I believe, is the best fighter on the face of the Earth.

"On the face of the planet, he is the best right now."

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'GSP,' who recently revealed his pick for the best heavyweight boxing performance of all time, has been heavily linked with a UFC return to face Khabib in a dream super-fight.

However, the UFC legend has doubts about cutting weight to 155lbs and it affecting his performance.

"It's tempting, and I still train hard," he said.

"Now, it's COVID, so it's illegal to train combat sports here. I train hard, and I feel I'm at my best. But the fighter is always the last one to find out when your time is up. I don't know.

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"It takes three parties to make a fight: it takes one opponent, another opponent, and the organisation.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"And I don't know if the organisation would want that. I run away with welterweight, I run away with the middleweight. They surely don't want me to run away with the lightweight.

"And I'm 39 years old. I don't think I could go to 155 [pounds] without my performance being compromised."

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'GSP' added that he has "never been a fan of cutting weight" and is "afraid of the long-term consequences."

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Credit: PA

He continued: "Khabib is fighting at 155, but I believe he's heavier than me.

"He walks around at a heavier weight. He's younger than me, so he can fluctuate weight better.

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"I've never been a fan of cutting weight, so I never did it. I mean, I lost weight, but I didn't lose much weight compared to most of the guys. I'm afraid of the long-term consequences.

"And physically, I'm very fit. I don't have a lot of water retention and fat when I'm around at my walking around weight."

Featured Image Credit: PA/BT Sport

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, eagle, MMA, GSP, Georges St-Pierre

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