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Monday, Apr 09, 2018

Georges St-Pierre Responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Callout

Khabib Nurmagomedov (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

After winning the vacant lightweight title at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov relayed that he’s interested in fighting Georges St-Pierre. But, the legendary fighter says he’s not interested in facing the new champ at this time.

Nurmagomedov called for a bout with St-Pierre, after he worked his way to a clear cut, decision win over Al Iaquinta on Saturday (quote via MMA Fighting):

“When I talk with my father one year ago he told me his dream fight is me vs. Georges St-Pierre. I remember when I grow up, like 11, 12 years ago, when I compete in combat sambo, junior combat sambo Dagestan championship, he fight for the UFC title. When I grew up, I watch his fights, all fights with my father, and he greatest athlete who ever compete in UFC. Middleweight, welterweight champion. And I hear about he want to come and fight in 155, take this belt, make history, become UFC three-division champion.

MMA Fighting reached out to the former middleweight and welterweight champ, and here’s what St-Pierre had to say about Nurmagomedov’s callout:

“I feel UFC and Khabib got unfinished business before I try to make a step in here to go for the 155 title”

Since Conor McGregor was the lightweight champion, before he was stripped of the belt, the UFC will likely try to book a bout between the star and Nurmagomedov next. McGregor hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2016.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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