The Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Georges St-Pierre potential fight has been quite in the news after Khabib announced that he will retire after his 30th fight.
According to Javier Mendez, head coach of AKA and Khabib, the fight will decide the best of all time.
Speaking on the Monday’s Episode of “Hablemos MMA”, Javier said, “Yeah, I think so, and so does Khabib. The person that beats GSP will be the best of all time; I think so.”
GSP was seen last time in cage in 2017 when he defeated Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. However, the Canadian is yet to close his doors on returning to cage.
Although UFC hasn’t been much keen on this matchup, UFC President Dana White said last month that he was interested in putting the bout together.
Khabib’s coach on Khabib vs GSP fight
“Yeah, it’s a big possibility,” Mendez said. “He might do that because all the times that I was with him and his dad, they’ve talked about those things: two more fights, 30-0.”
“They want to a legacy fight, then be done and help the other guys that are starting their fighting careers. There are great fighters, like Umar and Usman Nurmagomedov. They’re his blood. They’re going to be great fighters. Islam Makhachev too.
Javier further said that he wants to help them to reach the title. “I don’t think he’ll fight beyond that, but anything is possible. I was a fighter too and when you’re finishing a career, you feel it in your heart, you want to fight more and it’s hard not to fight. I don’t think he’ll continue fighting, but anything is possible,” the coach added.
However, Mendez said that Khabib won’t get into the fight to generate money but to make his legacy and honor the wishes of his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
“He doesn’t want that fight for money and that’s what his father wanted. He told me, “ That’s what my father wants. What do you think coach?’ And I was like, ‘You know, if that’s what your father wants, we can do it, and if that’s what you want as well.’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah, I want to do it for my father, so I’m like, ‘Let’s do it.’