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UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To Fight Georges St-Pierre In November

UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To Fight Georges St-Pierre In November

Khabib Nurmagomedov wants a mega-fight versus Georges St-Pierre.

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The UFC lightweight champion is targetting a November return in New York at the iconic Madison Square Garden, and he wants it against 'GSP'.

"He has one or two fights left, Georges St-Pierre is the greatest fighter ever to step in the octagon. That's my opinion," he said.

St-Pierre, whose campaigned at both welterweight and middleweight, appears to be slimming down in view to a move down to 155 lbs, and Khabib feels he can make the weight cut.

"I think he can drop to my weight [155lbs]. It would be interesting to fight him," he added.

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"My return will be planned for around November, in New York [in Madison Square Garden]. He's fought there before, and there's a big [Russian] diaspora."

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The Canadian superstar hasn't fought since UFC 217 where he became a two-weight world champion by beating Michael Bisping, but his agents are in dialogue with UFC.

"It's been a few months that my agents are in communication with the UFC to try to make a fight happen [Khabib Nurmagomedov]," he said.

"I know Khabib wanted to fight me and I wanted to fight him. It's not about feeling, it's just about respect, and for me as an athlete, what drives me the most - what is the most exciting for an athlete in combat sports - is to be able to beat someone who seems invincible."

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Khabib isn't the only fighter St-Pierre has his eyes on. Speaking on his behalf, famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach has claimed he wants a bout opposite Conor McGregor.

"I think one more. Just one," he told Brendan Schaub when asked if he thinks St-Pierre fights again via Bloody Elbow.

"The Irish boy. He's got a big mouth," Roach added.

Will St-Pierre return to the UFC in 2019? Watch this space.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Octagon, Conor Mcgregor, New York, Fight News, UFC, Madison Square Garden, Freddie Roach

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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