Kevin Lee wants a hand in preparing Georges St. Pierre for a potential mega-fight against reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov
St. Pierre has not competed since defeating Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title in the main event of UFC 217. UFC president Dana White recently said he’d consider booking GSP against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the latter's retirement fight. Kevin Lee, who is competing in the division ruled by Nurmagomedov, would like to help GSP train for the potential bout.
“I’ll be healthy by then, I’ll be ready to come back and I’ll be fighting and training,” Lee told Helen Yee of Yahoo! Sports (via Abhinav Kini of The Body Lock). “I’m doing my camp up at Tristar where Georges is. So when he gets ready for that fight, I’m gonna be in his corner. I’ll be part of his training camp to help him get ready for that. I feel I know Khabib’s game in and out and we’re gonna come up with something real nice. Khabib’s good, I’ll give it to him, but he ain’t there, he ain’t like that.”
Nurmagomedov will first defend his UFC lightweight title against UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 24. If the bout between Nurmagomedov and St. Pierre does come together, Lee predicts the former two-division UFC champion will come out victorious.
“Yeah, for sure, for sure. I don’t think he [Nurmagomedov] stands a chance,” Lee said.
There is no word yet on what weight class the potential super fight could occur at. GSP has fought at welterweight and middleweight; meanwhile, Nurmagomedov has competed lightweight and catchweight.