If there is one dream fight that every MMA fan wanted to see, it was the super-fight between Georges St Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Both the fighters, the greatest in their own way. But that fight might just be only a dream as the former two-division champion GSP confirmed that there is no chance of this super-fight happening.
Georges St Pierre still today is considered one of the greatest of all time in the UFC. He is undoubtedly the greatest in the UFC’s welterweight division and his resume speaks for that. Similarly, Khabib Nurmagomedov was in a league of his own at the lightweight division while he fought. Both the fighters have a clean record. The Dagestani has never lost a single bout in his MMA career while the Canadian lost only twice in his career and later even avenged those two losses.
While no one could beat Khabib, the fans knew the most interesting matchups for him would be against GSP. Even Nurmagomedov himself has admitted that. In a recent exclusive interview with Bleacher Report, GSP spoke about the super-fight between him and Khabib. “I believe if you make that fight 10 times, it could be 10 different outcomes — but we’re never going to see it, unfortunately,” St-Pierre said in the interview.
“Timing was an issue,” Georges St Pierre says UFC could not make it happen
Khabib has a record of 29-0 in his career while St-Pierre has a professional record of 26-2 in his career. There were a lot of rumors surrounding this super-fight and the fight would potentially be at welterweight given Khabib naturally walks at 170 lbs. The fans were all very hyped about the fight but in the end, it was all a fancy dream. Khabib has said that he will never fight again after the death of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
“Timing was an issue with the UFC. It’s unfortunate, but it could be seen as a positive that both of us finished our careers with a great legacy, and nothing has been tainted (by a loss)—so it’s good,” said GSP in a recent interview. St-Pierre has not fought inside the UFC octagon ever since his win against Michael Bisping to capture the middleweight title. He recently had aspirations to box against Oscar De La Hoya, but that did not happen due to contract complications.