The One And Only Fighter Khabib Would Come Out Of Retirement For To Return To The UFC
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Daniel Cormier believes if Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the Octagon his opponent would have to be former two division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre.
A comeback has been mooted with UFC president Dana White set to hold talks with 'The Eagle' in Abu Dhabi during fight week of Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier II next month.
A blockbuster rematch with the Irishman has been talked up by White, but 'DC' reckons only a legacy clash against the Canadian superstar would be the only fight of interest for the current UFC lightweight title holder.
Speaking to MMA Fighting, he said: "I think that when we look at these things and Dana as a promoter and the head of the UFC, that's what he's supposed to do.
"He's supposed to be hopeful that he gets another Khabib Nurmagomedov fight. Why wouldn't he? I think that's where we are today. I don't know for certain that Khabib is going to fight. I don't know if he's not going to fight. I try to keep our relationship a friendship. I don't want to always be talking to him about things about his career because he's a star.
"But if you're Dana White, I think he's playing it the exact way he needs to and I don't know where Khabib is personally. But if you ask me still, I know this guy is a man of his word so I don't know what he's going to do."
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He added: "It would have to be Georges St-Pierre.
"I believe that a big fight is what he would want in order to just prove himself. Like you said, Khabib Nurmagomedov is just trying to make history and a win over Georges St-Pierre would do exactly that for him.
"When your resume becomes so big, not many things can add value to it. If he can go and [fight] GSP and beat GSP, that adds value."
Nurmagomedov has expressed his desire to face St-Pierre, who hasn't fought since claiming the UFC middleweight strap at UFC 217 in November 2017.
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