‘Tell GSP I Say Hi’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Says He Will Speak To Georges St-Pierre Amid Return Rumors

Published 01/18/2021, 9:25 AM EST
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia prepares to fight Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Khabib Nurmagomedov is not fighting this week, yet the UFC’s 2021 debut is headlined by talks about him. Whether Khabib is returning to the octagon is the number one question on everyone’s mind. Considering how UFC 257 has four of the top Lightweights fighting in the last two fights, Khabib can scope out the possible competitors before making a decision.

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However, there is an opponent that we have been teased about before. That opponent is Georges St-Pierre. Dana White came out and said that the GSP-Khabib matchup was dead, but Khabib had an intriguing response when asked about the matchup by The Schmo. Schmo was interviewing Matt Serra and Din Thomas while Khabib walked by them and answered a question by Schmo about GSP.

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“I just talk with him on Instagram direct and now you want me to talk about him bad? I have to see this guy. GSP when are you gonna come back? (To Schmo) Tell GSP I say hi.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Could the GSP super-fight happen?

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There is a whole crowd of Khabib Nurmagomedov fans that have been advocating for the GSP fight over any other LW fight that Khabib can have. He has beaten all the top contenders of the division. There is no opponent that can add to his legacy more than GSP would.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada celebrates after defeating Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

GSP is considered one of the GOATS of MMA. Like Khabib, GSP is one of the few fighters that got to retire before suffering a downfall inside the cage. GSP retired as a UFC Champion, winning the Middleweight strap in his final fight.

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Considering the pristine records both men have, there is no fight in the UFC which would have more weight on MMA history than this. If Khabib can retire with a win over GSP, his quest for GOAT becomes more unquestionable. However, the talk surrounding the fight hasn’t been optimistic. But the fans can always hope that there is a swerve coming up.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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