UFC: Dana White Is Open To Khabib vs GSP
Since Georges St-Pierre last fought, both he and Khabib Nurmagomedov have expressed a desire to fight each other. And while Dana White was initially against the idea, the UFC president has said that it could now happen.
Earlier this week, Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz stated that his man would fight two more times before retiring from the sport. The UFC lightweight champion is set to face Justin Gaethje in a unification bout later this year. Which if goes to plan, will see his record improve to 29-0.
Speaking to ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, Dana was asked if he would grant Khabib’s wish of a final showdown against GSP in his last fight.
“Sure. Yeah, I mean it’s the last fight of the guy’s career. The guy’s been great. He’s been great to the company, he’s been great for the sport. I like Khabib a lot. I would do anything Khabib wants to do.”
St-Pierre retired from the sport 17 months ago but has stated on several occasions that he would come back for one fight, Khabib. Speaking last week however, GSP stated that it would be “better if he stayed retired”. His last fight came almost three years ago, when he beat Michael Bisping at UFC 217 to win the UFC middleweight title
Khabib was expected to face Gaethje at UFC 253 in September. However, after the passing of his father Abdulmanap earlier this month, it is believed that the fight has been pushed back to later in the year. In his last fight, he submitted Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi to defend his title. It was the first time ‘The Eagle’ had his father in his corner in the UFC, due to visa issues.
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