The Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov dream match seems more likely with every passing day.
It was only a year ago that GSP decided to retire from UFC after Dana White and the powers that be decided they didn’t want to make that fight.
White feared ‘Rush’ would defeat Khabib and then depart UFC once again, just like he did when he took the UFC middleweight title from Michael Bisping in 2017.
With Khabib – 28-0 – one of UFC’s prized commodities, White was trying to protect him it seems. However, the Russian’s desire for the fight has seemingly changed the boss’ mind.
St-Pierre still harbours ambitions of having the fight with The Eagle, even though he thinks he may be unbeatable.
“If I come back, it would be for one fight,” St-Pierre told ESPN. “And I need to take, for me, the biggest fish. And the top guy right now, the name is Khabib. As a fighter, the most exciting thing is to take the guy who seems invincible, unbeatable. He has the aura of invincibility. But it’s also the scariest thing to do.”
GSP was 25-2 in MMA and avenged both of the defeats he suffered. He is a two-weight champion and arguably the greatest welterweight champion there’s ever been.
Khabib faces Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 at the end of this month to determine the true UFC lightweight champion.
Should he get past the challenge of Gaethje, it’s been reported that White has promised Khabib ‘something special’ and while it’s not certain that would be a dream bout with GSP, it certainly fits that description.
Could GSP get down to 155lbs for the contest? He recently posted some videos of him working out and he was looking leaner than ever.
It’s hard to imagine UFC resisting a big money fight like this one if it is possible to put together and if their ultimate goal is to get back to an ultra-lucrative rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib, they should probably keep the Russian happy.