Friday, 9 August 2019

UFC Legend Georges St-Pierre Responds To Rumours Of A Dream Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov


Georges St-Pierre has crushed any hopes of UFC fans seeing a dream fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the octagon.

The UFC legend, 38, announced his retirement from MMA back in February and is widely regarded as one of the finest UFC fighters in history.

But 'GSP' has ruled out any desire to return to the sport and set up an epic showdown with UFC lightweight champ Khabib, 30.

"It was on my mind when I retired," the Canadian told TSN.

"I really wanted to do it, but now, telling you the truth, UFC were clear, they had other plans for Khabib so I turned a page.

"I cannot wait for the fight to happen and twiddle my thumbs. I have other plans for my life.

"Being the best fighter in the world is not my number one priority anymore.

"It used to be, now it's not. I have family, friends, I have a lot of more important things to do. I have other projects down the road.

"Family is the number one priority. It's very important. Family and health is very important."

'GSP' said that he could make the comeback if he wanted to, but he ruled out a return "because I don't want [it]."

He continued: "It's not worth it to dedicate all my focus and concentration to this if I'm not gonna fight and get the fight that I want, you know what I mean?

"So it's not that I can't do it. I could come back and fight again but my heart is not there. When I train in the gym, I feel very confident.

"When I train with a young guy, I feel like I want to fight again but then I go back home and sometimes I wake up in the morning and I'm like, ' Ugh, f**k that.' So it's a mixed up feeling for me now."

Khabib has spoken highly of 'Rush' in the past and responded to his retirement by challenging him to a dream fight in November, saying it "would be [an honour] for me to share [the] octagon with one of the greatest fighters of all time."

The Russian MMA superstar, who returns to action next month at UFC 242 against Dustin Poirier, has not ended his hope of fighting 'GSP' as his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, revealed that he wants the clash to happen in 2020.

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