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Dana White Puts An End To UFC Super Fight Speculation

Dana White Puts An End To UFC Super Fight Speculation

Dana White has squashed the idea of Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on Georges St-Pierre, saying he's happier to see the UFC legend on commentary than back in the octagon.

It was suggested recently to White that lightweight champion Khabib had just two fights left and the UFC president was asked about the second of those fights being against legend GSP.

Initially the promotion's head honcho sounded like he could be on board for the superfight but he's now gone against that, suggesting the former two weight champion should stick to retirement.

"Well, let's see what happens with [Justin] Gaethje," White said to TSN when asked about Khabib fighting St-Pierre in the future, "You know, that fight's got to happen first.

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"We just hired GSP, he's the French commentator now for us. That's more what I'd like to see GSP doing. You don't see too many athletes who go out on top. GSP has done that and done it very well. He's got the money, he doesn't need the money,

"He's working for us now in a different capacity and I'd love to see him go out on top."

Khabib hasn't fought this year, after his lightweight title defence against Tony Ferguson had to be called off when he couldn't leave Russia due to Covid-19.

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It led to Gaethje fighting Ferguson for the interim title, with the Highlight coming out on top with a fifth round stoppage, to round off an extremely impressive performance.

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He will now face Khabib for the chance to unify the two titles at UFC 254 on October 24th but it could be the Eagle's penultimate fight.

The undefeated Russian sadly lost his father to Covid-19 and it's been reported that the 31-year-old's plan was always to retire at 30-0, which is what led to the conversation about a potential clash with GSP in the first place.

Gaethje with the interim title after his win. Image: PA Images
Gaethje with the interim title after his win. Image: PA Images
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The 39-year-old Canadian is a former two weight champion and retired in 2017 after beating Michael Bisping to become the middleweight champion for the first time.

Khabib isn't the only potential opponent for him if he does come out of retirement, with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman also previously calling GSP out.

Georges St-Pierre beat everybody he fought, avenging two defeats on the way. Image: PA
Georges St-Pierre beat everybody he fought, avenging two defeats on the way. Image: PA

With White ruling out a fight between Khabib and GSP it makes a rematch between the Russian and Conor McGregor more likely for the Eagle's final fight.

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Who do you think Khabib should face last if he beats Gaethje? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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

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