Georges St-Pierre Won’t Wait For Khabib Nurmagomedov Bout to Happen
By FCF Staff
Talk about the possibility of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre fighting hasn’t gone away, despite the fact the latter is retired. But, in a recent interview the former middleweight and welterweight champ did, St-Pierre said he’s moved on with his life.
Throughout much of 2018, St-Pierre said that he was interested in fighting Nurmagomedov. UFC President Dana White, however, repeatedly said he wasn’t interested in the fight, since St-Pierre likely didn’t intend to defend the 155 title if he won it. This past February, St-Pierre announced his retirement.
This past weekend, St-Pierre spoke with TSN, and when asked about his interest in fighting Nurmagomedov, the Canadian said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“It was on my mind when I retired,” St-Pierre said. “I really wanted to do it, but now, telling you the truth, UFC were clear, they had other plans for Khabib so I turned a page. I cannot wait for the fight to happen and twiddle my thumbs. I have other plans for my life. Being the best fighter in the world is not my number one priority anymore. It used to be, now it’s not. I have family, friends, I have a lot of more important things to do. I have other projects down the road.
“Family is the number one priority. It’s very important. Family and health is very important.”
St-Pierre returned to the Octagon, after a four year hiatus in November, 2017, and choked out Michael Bisping to win the middleweight title. Not long after, the now 38-year-old star vacated the belt due to medical issues stemming from ulcerative colitis.