“Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t Want It”- Kamaru Usman Says He Wanted to Fight GSP in a Blockbuster Fight

Published 11/25/2021, 8:51 AM EST


Kamaru Usman and Georges St-Pierre are undoubtedly some of the best fighters ever to enter the octagon. Usman currently has defended his welterweight division champion belt five times.

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Whereas GSP defended his title from an impressive 9 opponents. However, many argue that Kamaru Usman faced relatively more tough opponents, but GSP’s legacy is unrivaled.

Recently, during his interview on the Full Send Podcast, Usman was asked whether there was ever any GSP talk. To which Usman replied by saying, “Absolutely I wanted it, see Georges is the shadow that haunts the division. Well, did. Not anymore. When Tyron Woodley was champ, he haunted the division.”

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“When Robbie Lawler was champ, Georges haunted the division, because everyone knew the champ never lost his belt and he was just kind of floating out there, still training, you could tell he was still working out, and he was just kind of out there. Well, did not anymore.”

Comparing GSP to Khabib Nurmagomedov he said,” Like Khabib now. He haunts the lightweight division because everyone is like, ‘Oh, Khabib’s the champ,’ you know so?”

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Kyle Forgeard further questioned if Usman wanted the fight, why didn’t it go down? To which the welterweight replied,” Georges doesn’t want it, I know he doesn’t want it, so that’s okay. I’ve let that ship sail because he’s retired. Let him retire in peace, eat and drink, do whatever he wants.

Who should Kamaru Usman fight next?

Usman defended his title against Colby Covington in November of this year. This victory has made his win tally to 20 with only 1 loss. He has successfully defended his title three times in a row in the same year. By defeating Covington, who was the toughest opponent to date, many are speculating about who should he take on next.

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The most logical answer to this is Leon Edwards, who has cemented his name after defeating Nate Diaz. He previously lost to Usman back in 2015. But he hasn’t lost a single match since that fight.

Besides, Leon names such as Khamzat Chimaev and Vicente Luque are thrown in the mix. Kamaru also hinted at fighting Israel Adesanya, who fights at a different weight class, and also Canelo Alvarez.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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