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Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Fight Twice This Year, Face Georges St-Pierre Next Year

May 6, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Khabib Nurmagomedov

– Khabib Nurmagomedov has big plans for the rest of this year, with the hope of facing Georges St-Pierre next spring. Nurmagomedov’s agent Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN that the UFC lightweight champion hopes to fight two more times this year, and then an April 2020 bout with St-Pierre.

“He [Nurmagomedov] said he wants to fight September 7 and again in December,” Abdelaziz told the site. “And if Georges St-Pierre can figure things out with the UFC by April, that’s the deal. He would like that fight in April.”

The UFC has a planned show on September 7th in Abu Dhabi. That fight, if made, would be the fight with interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier to unify the championships.

Abdelaziz also discussed the possibility of a fight with Conor McGregor, saying, “To be honest, Conor is going to have to go out there and fight somebody like Justin Gaethje, Tony Ferguson or ‘Cowboy’ (Donald Cerrone). He’s not a worthy enough opponent right now. That’s the feeling from all of us as a team.”