It’s very hard to imagine a super fight at the moment that can be bigger than the super fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and George St Pierre. The most dominant champion in the lightweight division vs the most dominant champion in welterweight division. However, there is one big problem that makes it hard for this fight to take place. George St Pierre needs to make it to lightweight for the fight as per Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian champion is not willing to move up to welterweight for the fight.
Recently an image of GSP looking leaner than ever before surfaced on the internet which kept the fans guessing whether he is cutting weight for lightweight.
Well, George St Pierre’s coach, Firas Zahabi has shut down all the possibilities for GSP to go down to lightweight for a fight. He believes at this point, it’s not worth it for the former champion to follow a strict lifestyle to make 155 lbs weight. In a recent interview with Submission Radio before UFC 244, Zahabi said:
“155 I don’t think so. I am being honest with you. I a, not speaking off George, I feel like that was something we wanted to do a couple of years back. I think there was a time after he beat McGregor.George would have sacrificed to make 155. And I am only saying that cause George gonna have to live a certain lifestyle to make 155. he is gonna have to go really deep in the dieting and cutting weight. Is it worth it for George at this point in his life? I don’t think he will do it.”
However, Zahabi does believe that GSP vs Khabib makes sense at 165 division. Many fighters have been campaigning for a new weight class at 165 lbs for a meaningful period. Although GSP making it to lightweight is a bit too far, Zahabi believes that 165 will be much easier to make for the former welterweight champion. Zahabi added:
“165 title fight, George St Pierre vs Khabib, junior welterweight championship, let’s make a mega fight. If I was holding all the cards, 165 world title fight, GSP vs Khabib.”