Georges St-Pierre has just revealed that he is open to a potential grappling match with fellow UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov. This isn’t the first time that the topic has come up however, as the two men have been linked many times in the past. Originally fans were eager to see the two square off in the octagon but unfortunately, St-Pierre has only had one brief comeback fight since his initial retirement in 2013 and Khabib Nurmagomedov has stayed comfortably retired since his final fight against Justin Gaethje at the end of 2020.
Since both of their retirements have seemed permanent, instead the public has switched their interest to a grappling match between the two. Last time that Khabib Nurmagomedov was asked about meeting Georges St-Pierre on the mats though, he was definitely less than enthusiastic about the idea. This isn’t entirely surprising either seeing as Nurmagomedov’s motivation for retirement came when his father passed away and his mother made a request for him to end his career. At least one of the pair is on board however, as St-Pierre recently gave an interview to MMA News and declared that he was open to the idea so long as it was well planned:
“If it’s well-organized… you know, if there’s some event that is well-organized, that is a novelty fight, something good, maybe. Why not? I’m still in the entertainment world. I’m in great shape. I train still like a professional athlete. I still get it. You know what I mean? Even some of the guys sometimes, they tell me, ‘Hey, are you preparing a comeback?’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m 40 years old. I’m done.’ I just like to stay in there and keep my head in the game.”
The full interview with Georges St-Pierre where he discusses a potential grappling match with Khabib Nurmagomedov and the future of elite welterweight prospect Khamzat Chimaev was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of MMA News: