It appears as if UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially slammed the door shut on a potential super-fight with former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
“When you say Georges St-Pierre, that name really motivates me,” Nurmagmedov told fellow-Russian MMA fighter Magomed Ismailov during a recent interview.
“GSP really makes me excited and so on, but it’s all over, brother," Khabib admitted. "He’s 40 years old. Let’s just leave it."
The 32-year old Russian-native announced his retirement from MMA inside the octagon immediately following his second-round submission of then interim-champion Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
Ever since the retirement announcement, UFC President Dana White has been chomping at the bit to get Khabib to have one more fight. Alluding to a rematch against Conor McGregor or a super-fight with the aforementioned GSP.
Neither of those fights seem tangible at the moment with Conor McGregor getting TKO'd by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 and GSP is nearly 40-years old and hasn't competed since his third-round submission of Michael Bisping at UFC 217, which was the Canadian's first bout since UFC 167.