Little PSA, the MiddleEasy Twitter account is now officially blocked by Ali Abdelaziz. Which leads us right into Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St. Pierre is the new fight the UFC wants to make.
Somehow, someway this all connects together. Sometimes our Sunday Morning Rumor Mill goes up and some new rumors sneak through. This is okay. A lot can happen in seven days and the Mill can wait to eat again.
When Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St. Pierre chatter starts to heat up, the Rumor Mill must wait to feast. This cannot wait until next Sunday Morning.
The UFC is currently working on a Khabib vs. GSP super-fight for early 2019. This fight would take place as a pay-per-view main event in February or March at UFC 234 or UFC 235 most likely. Planned locations are Las Vegas or New York City.
This new rumor piggybacks off a few other whispers in MMA going on right now.
One, the Nevada state athletic commission will not handout a big punishment to Khabib for the UFC 229 brawl. Or as part of the handshake deal, the state gets Khabib’s next fight in their backyard/under their watch and most importantly in their wallets.
Two, all the talk of GSP retiring was posturing from the fighter until the UFC offered him the right deal. Khabib vs. GSP is a big payday for both men and it’s a fight the Canadian GOAT believes he can win while picking up another title.
For Eddie Bravo and other great MMA thinkers the last point may be the most important. The UFC thinks they can finally get out of the GSP business and kill some of his leverage over them if Khabib embarrasses him in the cage. This is a next level rumor but it is something we have heard.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St. Pierre headlining a UFC pay-per-view in 2019? Huge, if true.
We will blow your mind big news coming @TeamKhabib 🔥🔥🔥🙏🏻
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) October 28, 2018
⚡️ KHABIB vs. GSP in the works. This is all that is known at the moment.
— MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) October 29, 2018