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“Khabib has the Aura of Invincibility” – GSP Shares His Thoughts on Why He Wanted to Face Khabib Nurmagomedov Before Retirement



Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Georges St-Pierre is something fight fans across the world have been hoping for, however, it remains far from reality right now. Nurmagomedov has often stated that his dream fight has always been the one against St-Pierre. GSP’s impeccable record built upon his dominant wrestling style and fierce striking game has propelled him to be regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. and rightfully so. Georges St-Pierre remained undefeated with KO victories over the fighters who handed him the only two-losses of his career.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fighting style draw similarity with St-Pierre’s approach inside the ring. Both the fighters are dominant wrestlers, and can out-grapple any fighter on the ground. Khabib’s take-downs are unparalleled, and he keep the opponents gasping for breath throughout the rounds, while unloading with barrage of punches. Georges St-Pierre approved of a similar style of fighting where he would absolutely dominate on the ground. Needless to say, both the fighters are equally brilliant on the feet. Khabib Nurmagomedov has only lost a single round in his MMA career, with an impressive 28-0 (12-0 UFC) win-loss ratio. Khabib is undefeated, and St-Pierre has not lost a single fight in his last thirteen inside the UFC.

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St-Pierre claims Khabib Nurmagomedov was the only fighter he wanted to fight

Both St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov have favored the idea of a super-fight inside the octagon. While talking to London Real, St-Pierre revealed his thoughts on a potential Khabib Nurmagomedov super-fight.

“The most exciting thing is the scariest thing to do, and Khabib has the aura of invincibility. For me right now, he is the best fighter right now, in the UFC. We tried to make the fight happen, it did not happen. You know I turned the page, now it’s over. It makes sense for UFC for not wanting the fight. Let’s imagine if I win the fight, and I am old you know. Khabib has many fights left, he is younger than me. I leave, and they lose their investment. So in a business standpoint it makes sense for them to keep the ball rolling.”

St-Pierre revealed that he wanted to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov before retirement, however, negotiation fell short. St-Pierre revealed why UFC’s decision to not make him fight Khabib Nurmagomedov was logical from their side.

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