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Georges St-Pierre On Why UFC Isn’t Keen on Booking Him Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

September 11, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Georges St-Pierre’s name has popped up again as a potential opponent for Khabib Nurmagomedov, but GSP explained why that’s not likely to happen. People were looking the former welterweight champion’s way after Nurmagomedov talked about how he would still be interested with a fight against GSP during his post-UFC 242 press conference.

However, St-Pierre spoke with DAZN recently (per MMA Weekly) and explained that the UFC may not be keen on booking the fight since GSP would not likely take another fight after, which would mean the title would be vacant again.

“My agent explained it to me like, maybe (Nurmagomedov) represents a significant investment for UFC,” St-Piere said. “He reaches a different type of clientele, from the Middle East, the Muslim world idolizing him. He’s an icon. Imagine that they invest a lot of money to promote a big fight between Khabib and I and I win the fight. I’m out. I’m not interested in signing a fight with Khabib and guarantee them that I want to go back and fight another contender.”

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