Khabib Nurmagomedov has a date with Justin Gaethje in October at UFC 254, and if all goes effectively there he would possibly get the struggle of a lifetime.
It’s no secret that each Georges St-Pierre and Khabib need to struggle one another, however UFC have beforehand proven little interest in making the bout occur.
GSP is, after all, a welterweight legend and retired because the middleweight champion.
The explanation Dana White didn’t need to make the struggle was as a result of he didn’t need GSP to doubtlessly defeat Khabib and retire once more.
That will clearly devalue the celebrities that White at the moment has, of which Khabib is among the very high.
Nonetheless, one has to think about St-Pierre wouldn’t get all the way down to light-weight both approach and the pair would in all probability have to fulfill at welterweight.
Judging by St-Pierre’s latest Instagram publish, he’s undoubtedly getting himself prepared for if the struggle ought to occur – and he’s in great form.
Khabib has stated he needs the struggle as a result of his just lately handed father all the time dreamt of it.
Greater than that, he’s already spoken to Dana White about it and if he can come via the Gaethje bout in October and retain his UFC light-weight title, White has promised The Eagle he’ll make GSP a proposal.
“As for GSP, this struggle motivates me very a lot,” stated Khabib. “It was the dream struggle of my father. I actually would like to struggle GSP, however time goes on.
“Dana White instructed me that after my struggle with Gaethje the UFC will negotiate with Georges St-Pierre. If Georges St-Pierre says sure, then the struggle will occur. The UFC and me, we have an interest.”
At 39, GSP is taken into account one of many biggest combined martial artists of all-time.
He walked away from the game final 12 months as a result of, partially, he couldn’t get the struggle with Khabib and that was the one one that actually him.
Previous to that, he fought Michael Bisping for the middleweight title and gained, making him a two-weight champion.
Khabib vs GSP could be one of many actually legendary fights UFC may make and is certain to be huge box-office stuff.
The Russian is 28-Zero proper now – may he make GSP quantity 30 by the point they meet?