Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls For Super Fight With GSP For Charity
Khabib Nurmagomedov has called for George St Pierre to come out of retirement and face him for a super fight and added the wonderful gesture of the proceeds going to charity.
On Saturday night Khabib continued his incredible undefeated record by submitting interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.
It's expected that Tony Ferguson will be the Russians next opponent but Khabib opened the possibility for a fight with UFC legend GSP. Speaking after the fight Nurmagomedov said, "George St Pierre is great. A great guy, great champion, and a great athlete. he is very good example for young kids. I know he is retired, but if he wanna come back and if he feel hungry and if he feel he can improve his legacy with fight with me and he can make 155, I am waiting for him.
"...Maybe I can fight with GSP. George St Pierre is very very big star. They can build this arena in next three months. And we can fight somewhere in Congo. And all money we make we can use on charity."
#UFC champ @TeamKhabib proposes a charity fight against Georges St-Pierre in Africa:
"Even if they make $30 million, that's $30 million for one night and give all this money for people."
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- MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) September 8, 2019
Weight would be the biggest issue in trying to make what would no doubt be a massive fight for UFC. GSP spent most of his career at welterweight, twice becoming champion, before ending a four year hiatus from the sport in November 2017 to become middleweight champion.
For the Canadian to face Khabib at lightweight, for the chance to become a three weight champion, he would have to be able to drop down 30lbs.
Speaking to DAZN earlier this week St Pierre explained why a fight between him and 'the Eagle' never happened before his retirement saying, "It makes sense in a way that my agent explained to me. Maybe (Nurmagomedov) represents a significant investment to the UFC. He's reached a different type of clientele, maybe in the Middle East, and (has) the Muslim world idolizing him. He's like an icon.
"Imagine that they invest a lot of money to promote a big fight between Khabib and I, and I win the fight? I'm out. I'm not interested in signing a fight with Khabib and guaranteeing that I want to go back and fight another contender."
It still seems likely that Tony Ferguson, who's four times had fights scheduled with Khabib before one or the other has pulled out, is the next to challenge for the Russian's title, but if GSP can cut the weight maybe UFC now believe their 'investment' will win.