Apparently, Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t say goodbye to MMA, but goodbye. In the past, the UFC lightweight champion (70 kg), currently retired, expressed, more than once, an interest in the super fight with Georges St-Pierre and revealed that the Canadian would be the only name capable of changing his decision, but the scenario has changed.
In an interview with the ‘MMAGA Show’ program, Khabib was surprised to reveal that the meeting with ‘GSP’, one of the main struggles in the fans’ imagination, is no longer part of his plans. In addition to messing with sports lovers, the long-awaited duel between ‘The Eagle’ and ‘Rush’ was what Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov would like his son to do on his farewell to the 30-0 cartel. The Russian star praised the former UFC welterweight champion (77 kg) and welterweight (84 kg) and hinted that he prefers to have the Canadian as an MMA legend and not as an opponent.
“‘GSP’ is a name that really motivates me. It makes me excited, but it’s over. He’s 40 years old. Let’s leave it at that. We sure like him as a person. He’s the legend, he’s the decent representation of MMA So whatever, there is ‘GSP’ and Khabib “, declared Khabib.
The revelation made by Khabib Nurmagomedov frustrates Dana White’s expectations. The top hat still hoped to have the Russian in the UFC and considered having a super fight between him and Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian himself said that he would like to fight with the lightweight champion in the past, but since he is also retired and at an advanced age, he denied any possibility of returning to MMA.