Following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s submission victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, the undefeated lightweight champion is gunning for a mega-fight with pound-for-pound great Georges St-Pierre, according to Ali Abdelaziz.
St-Pierre, however, is retired and, not only that, but the former UFC welterweight champion would prefer to see Nurmagomedov defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson, who is on a whopping twelve-fight win streak and considered the biggest threat to Khabib’s throne.
”100% Tony Ferguson,” St-Pierre told Helen Yee when asked who should be next for Khabib Nurmagomedov, per MMA Mania’s Ryan Harkness. “And it’s going to be a good fight. I’m a big fan. I don’t know [who’ll win]. It all depends who’s going to fight their fight. Tony likes a dirty fight with elbows and knees, that’s his style. Khabib likes to control guys when he’s on the floor with his top game. It all depends how it goes down, styles make fights and it’s hard to predict.”
With that said, St-Pierre left the door open for a return and said the UFC knows where to find him ‘if anything comes up’.
”I’m retired, and retired for a reason,” St-Pierre said. “If anything comes up, the UFC knows where to find me but right now I’m good where I’m at. I can’t complain, life is beautiful.”
”I’m always training,” he added. “I’m not training because I have a fight, I’m training because I love to train, I love to be in shape. And I keep learning as a martial artist. And I like to keep busy.”
St-Pierre retired earlier this year with a legacy as the greatest welterweight champion of all time.