“Let’s pray to every god” – Fans convinced Khabib Nurmagomedov will finally take on Georges St-Pierre as UFC drops bomb announcement for huge return

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion GSP is returning for UFC Invitational Fight Pass in December. Fans expressed their interest to watch GSP fight Khabib.


“Let’s pray to every god” – Fans convinced Khabib Nurmagomedov will finally take on Georges St-Pierre as UFC drops bomb announcement for huge return

GSP And Khabib Nurmagomedov(Image Credits - The Mirror)

MMA and UFC fans around the world are ecstatic as champion Georges St-Pierre will return in December. He will compete in a grappling match at UFC Invitational Fight Pass. GSP was stylistically one of the best fighters and dominated the welterweight division. He retired at the top with an impressive record of 26-2 in 2019. Fans wondered if he could fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at the event.

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Speaking of returns, the former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov teased a return some time back. He had posted a video of him hitting cardio on the treadmill and wrote, “July I have to be ready” via Instagram, but he claimed that it was not for MMA. Khabib coaches on occasion after retiring from the sport. He coached the current lightweight champion and long-time teammate Islam Makachev to multiple victories.

GSP has remained in great shape since he retired, and so has Khabib, which led fans to believe that both the legends are training for their comeback in the UFC. Khabib’s exit from the UFC was due to his mother’s request. He retired with a perfect record of 29-0, and also defeated all the top competitors for the lightweight gold at that time. GSP last fought at UFC 217 in 2017, defeating Michael Bisping for the title but relinquishing it later due to health reasons.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and George St-Pierre are two of the most dominant and durable fighters in the history of the UFC. Fans on Twitter have speculated about this matchup between the two former champions since GSP’s announcement to return in December.

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Twitter reacts to GSP’s announcement

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Georges St Pierre (Image Courtesy – MMA Mania)

The surprise announcement from the UFC took the MMA Twitter community by storm. Many journalists and fans speculated about a matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and George St-Pierre. But some journalists speculate that Khabib is not in the mix for GSP’s opponents. Check out some of the fan reactions:

Fans are divided over the fighters and are finding it hard to choose an obvious winner. However, it is also possible that GSP will fight someone else. Journalist Amy Kaplan indicated that Khabib did the make the list of opponents for GSP.

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