Georges St-Pierre Targeting Title Fight Return


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Last week, it was reported by Georges St-Pierre that his agents have been in talks with the UFC about the possibility of a Lightweight Championship fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. This hypothetical bout has the rumored location of Madison Square Garden for later this year.

The last time GSP stepped foot in the octagon, he returned from a hiatus that lasted almost 5 years before defeating then-Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping. Shortly after, St-Pierre vacated the title due to health complications.

Since his win, St-Pierre has been linked to fights again Robert Whittaker, Tyron Woodley, Nate Diaz, and now Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov is currently dealing with a 9-month suspension, but is threatening to sit out a full year to wait for the return of his teammates. The suspension came in light of a post-fight brawl at UFC 229.

Holding a record 27-0, Nurmagomedov would certainly become St-Pierre’s toughest opponent to date. Both fighters are dominant when it comes to wrestling and grappling, so it would be expected that this fight stays on the ground.

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