MMA Legend Georges St. Pierre may be preparing for a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, according to former UFC fighter and current broadcaster Kenny Florian.
It's been thought that the only fight that would draw Nurmagomedov out of retirement was a superfight with the longtime welterweight champion St. Pierre, and according to Florian the French Canadian elder statesman may be preparing for just that fight.
Kenny Florian said that he heard from a well known coach that Georges St-Pierre is getting ready for a fight with Khabib. pic.twitter.com/ZJIz5qKt0U— Nicole Bosco -- (@NikBos) February 2, 2021
“I heard some pretty crazy news over the weekend,” Florian told Jon Anik. (h/t Lowkick MMA). “I won’t say exactly where it’s from but it’s from a well-known coach who, apparently, is aware of a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and a legend in the UFC, a former two-time champion, Georges St-Pierre. Supposedly that is a fight that, I don’t know if it’s confirmed, but it is a fight that Georges might be getting ready for and is preparing for. I don’t think he’d be getting ready for that or be telling people that he’s going to be getting ready for a big fight unless it was actually happening."
“And for me, I think the only fight Khabib Nurmagomedov would come back for would be against a legend of that kind of stature. A guy that did many similar things that he did. And you can kind of bill it as a fight between two of the biggest takedown monsters in UFC.”
St. Pierre was last seen in the octagon winning the middleweight title from Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in 2018, and retired for the second time afterward. He was inducted into the UFC hall of fame in their most recent class of 2020.