After defeating Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov has once again been calling for a matchup with a fighter widely regarded as the Greatest of All Time: Georges St-Pierre.
Both fighters have acknowledged an interest in this potential match up. St-Pierre confirmed he was willing to come out of retirement to face Nurmagomedov under the right circumstances, and ?The Eagle? agreed he?would fight St-Pierre ? perhaps even in his home country of Canada. But due to a lack of developments, it seemed that the matchup was going to be nothing more than a fantasy for MMA fans. However UFC President Dana White may be making the dream a reality. During a?live stream on Instagram, Dana White discussed the potential bout. He says he?s open to it, but Tony Ferguson will get a crack at Nurmagomedov first.
?Tony fight has to happen first: Tony Ferguson vs Khabib. Obviously, if Khabib (Nurmagomedov) wins that fight, the GSP fight would be a fun fight to make, for sure,? White said.
?I don?t know if you?ve guys have seen pictures of GSP, but he is looking really, really, really f**king skinny right now. He just did like a cleanse or something. He?s in ridiculous shape still, but super lean. I think right now he is like 10 pounds lighter than Khabib is, something like that, but that?s pretty crazy.?
Yesterday, Nurmagomedov sent a question to?the slimmed-down former welterweight. He showed he is still very much interested in a match up and wants St-Pierre to challenge him at 155 lbs for the lightweight belt.
Nurmagomedov is expected to face the long-time contender Tony Ferguson in a long-awaited fight first. The fight isn?t officially confirmed, but Ferguson?earlier this week?hinted that he has the green light on the fight.
Do you think we are finally going to see a Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson and Georges St-Pierre bout come to fruition?