Georges St-Pierre Reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje Super-Fight

Published 07/28/2020, 10:53 PM EDT


UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov boasts of a 28-0 professional fighting record. However, it is abuzz that he will retire following his 30th win. This means that we will only get to see ‘The Eagle’ once following his fight against Justin Gaethje. Now, fans are curious about the opponent of what will be Nurmagomedov’s final professional match. In this regard, UFC President Dana White did not rule out a mega-fight which will see 2 division champion Georges St-Pierre come out of retirement.

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ESPN MMA’s Ariel Helwani asked ‘GSP’ his thoughts on being asked to return to the Octagon. Via a tweet, he revealed the soon to be UFC Hall of Famers reaction.

Georges St-Pierre wishes Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje

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The Canadian noticeably doesn’t dismiss the fight by saying he would like to stay retired akin to his comments after Kamaru Usman challenged him. However, he commented on ‘The Eagle’s upcoming title defense. 

“Damn! Just when I thought I’d have peace of mind…I look forward to watching Khabib and Gaethje in October. Best of luck to them.” 

The former UFC two-division champion like the rest of the world will be keen on seeing how the long-awaited Lightweight unification bout plays out. 

‘The Highlight’ will present ‘The Eagle’ his strongest challenge to this point given his pedigree as a wrestler. He earned the shot on the back of an incredible TKO against Tony Ferguson. Gaethje is one who will try his best to fight out of being tied down near the fence.

He knows exactly what he needs to stop, but so have many of Nurmagomedov’s previous opponents. However, they have all come and gotten conquered.

Should ‘The Eagle’ win and retain, the big-name opponents will start circulating even more. A clash with a fellow grappler in ‘GSP’ would be an enticing prospect and a fitting end to both their careers.

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St-Pierre retired as Middleweight Champion in 2017. He won the belt after a 4-year hiatus and despite his inactivity over the last 7 years, there is always buzz around a potential fight featuring him. 

Do you see Georges St-Pierre being the ideal opponent for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s final UFC match? If not, who should fight ‘The Eagle’ in his 30th match? 

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Source: Ariel Helwani-Twitter

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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