Georges St. Pierre Still Willing To Come Out Of Retirement For Khabib
Georges St. Pierre officially retired earlier this year, after being unable to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, he confirms that he is still interested in that fight.
When GSP walked away from MMA, he said it was a direct result of not being to book a fight with the lightweight champ. Having walked away from the welterweight strap, then return for the middleweight belt, only to vacate it, it makes sense why the UFC is leery.
Nevertheless, GSP has still been seen looking awfully slim lately. In fact, this has caused people to wonder if he has been doing a test cut to 155lb, and preparing for the fight. Although he did not directly answer, when speaking to ESPN, he explained that how he feels about his retirement.
“The word retirement doesn’t mean anything right now,” GSP said. “If the right fight came along, they know where to find me. We tried to make the right fight but it didn’t work”
Georges St. Pierre continued, confirming that the “right fight” was in fact Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“If everything is aligned, if everything contractually is good, as of now, yes I would [fight Khabib.]”
GSP did go on to explain that the for something to be appropriate contractually, he would need a new offer. He made a comparison to someone refusing a business deal, and how a new one would have to be made.
It seems that Georges St. Pierre is going to be waiting and willing to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov. On top of that, Dana White has become more interested in the idea. Moreover, the general consensus, is that if Khabib fights Tony Ferguson first, a bout with GSP would be good.
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