Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre says Khabib Nurmagomedov, the reigning light-weight champion, is the right fighter.
St-Pierre, who’s presently retired, has lengthy expressed curiosity in a potential tremendous combat with Nurmagomedov. Talking on the MMA TRUFAN podcast, the Canadian MMA legend defined the attract of this potential matchup.
St-Pierre clarified that, whereas a combat with Nurmagomedov would little doubt be extremely profitable, the primary enchantment of the combat is the chance to defeat a seemingly unbeatable fighter.
“Khabib was very thrilling for me as a result of, for a fighter, a fighter doesn’t suppose like a traditional particular person,” St-Pierre stated.
“A fighter all the time needs to combat a man who appears invincible, a man who looks like the right fighter, who’s unbeatable,” St-Pierre added. “He has an aura of invincibility. So, meaning if I do it I’ll be the primary to have ever carried out it. It’s not a query of cash. Yeah, the cash is there nevertheless it’s not a query of cash first. It’s a query of glory, of self accomplishment, of constructing it in a approach that you just’ll be in historical past endlessly, for myself.”
Georges St-Pierre has not fought since 2017, when he returned from a prolonged hiatus to seize the UFC middleweight title with a submission defeat of Michael Bisping. His subsequent most up-to-date combat occurred all the way in which again in 2013, when he defended the UFC welterweight title with a controversial resolution defeat of Johny Hendricks.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, then again, has not fought since September, 2019, when he defended his title with a submission defeat of Dustin Poirier. The light-weight champion is predicted to defend his title in opposition to interim champion Justin Gaethje subsequent, however the timeline for the bout is unclear after his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, handed away.
Does a possible tremendous combat between Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov curiosity you?