Georges St-Pierre Responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Callout
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.