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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Georges St-Pierre Says He’ll End Retirement to Fight Khabib Nurmagmedov, if Right Deal is Tabled

Georges St-Pierre (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

This past summer, Georges St-Pierre said he had closed the book on trying to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov and was remaining retired. But now the UFC’s welterweight and middleweight champ appears to have changed his mind.

St-Pierre repeatedly said he was interested in fighting the undefeated lightweight champ, but UFC President Dana White consistently dismissed the match-up. As a result, the Canadian star eventually retired and in August, he said he had moved on from the possibility of facing Nurmagomedov.

But, in a recent interview with ESPN, GSP said the following, when asked if he would end his retirement to face Khabib (quotes via MMA Fighting):

“If the right fight came along, they know where to find me,” St-Pierre said. “We tried to make the right fight but it didn’t work.”

“…It depends. If everything is aligned contractually, everything is good, as we speak now, yes I would.”

More recently White has expressed an interest in having St-Pierre fight Nurmagomedov, but he has also said Tony Ferguson should be next for the champion.

posted by FCF Staff @ 6:00 am
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