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Georges St-Pierre Slated to Announce MMA Retirement, Khabib Wants To Fight Him

February 20, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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It appears former UFC welterweight and middleweight and all-time MMA legend Georges St-Pierre is ready to call it a career for good this time. According to Reseau des sports reporter Benoit Beaudoin, St-Pierre will announce his retirement from MMA later tomorrow (Feb. 21) at an official UFC press conference. The press conference will be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Additionally, St-Pierre thanked his longtime coach Firas Zahabi on Twitter, which you can see below. St-Pierre last fought in November 2017, beating Michael Bisping to capture the UFC middleweight title. However, he soon vacated the title after winning it. GSP was also a two-time UFC welterweight champion. He vacated the welterweight title without ever actually losing it during his second reign.

MMAjunkie reports that GSP was recently diagnosed with colitis, which is an inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. However, GSP never officially retired despite his recent absent.

Georges St-Pierre will end his career with a professional MMA record of 26-2. He has 20 career wins inside the UFC along with his championship wins and title defenses.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov also commented on the GSP news on Instagram. He requested GSP not retire before they have a potential fight. You can check out his post below.

Nurmagomedov wrote: “Let’s do it in November. After this fight you can retire. I grow up on your fights, and have nothing but respect for you, and I believe showed that to you George when you were in Moscow. But, it would be honor for me to share Octagon with one of the greatest fighters of all time. Let’s do it 155 lbs, or I give away 5lbs to you, cause you newer done 155. Well, it’s your choice 155 or 160, Montreal, NYC, Moscow or Abu Dhabi. Send me location my Friend #GSPvsKHABIB #ufc #mma #history #RUSSIAvsCANADA”