gsp vs khabib

To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. 2, for me, for what it's worth). That takes a toll. St-Pierre is seven years older than Nurmagomedov, and he has logged nearly six hours of actual competition in the Octagon. The UFC has other plans for Khabib, and I wish him the best of luck.". UFC legend Georges St-Pierre admitted he was surprised at Khabib Nurmagomedov's decision to retire after defeating Justin Gaethje, The Russian beat Gaethje early in the second round but announced it would be his last fight in MMA following the death of his father, There had been talk of a mega-fight between the two legends if Khabib defeated Gaethje, 'I was surprised,' St-Pierre told ESPN after the fight. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? 'I was not expecting that at all. A fight with current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. If we were talking about a St-Pierre from seven or eight years ago, then I might be inclined to pick the Canadian. He's undefeated. "I knew [Nurmagomedov] wanted to fight me, and his message excited me," St-Pierre said at a news conference in Montreal. That version of Georges had wrestling sharp enough to keep the fight standing, where he'd pick the Dagestani apart. What a great way to finish a career. If there were some alternate universe where you could see this version of Nurmagomedov vs. GSP circa 2010, I might have a different answer. Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 254 took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $215,000. Welcome to MMA Junkie's European Union Experience. Georges has never fought at that weight, and although he has been looking very svelte of late, I'd have to think cutting that much weight would have a detrimental impact on his performance. 'I'm good where I am. St-Pierre's said he was comfortable in retirement but refused to rule out a future comeback. It was a perfect fight in a perfect career – as close as it gets. By posting your comment you agree to our house rules. I'll lean St-Pierre on that one, how about that? The latter is among the all-time MMA greats (No. Nurmagomedov has never been beaten. But this goes beyond sport to the human side and I just want to wish him and his family the best. The comments below have not been moderated. Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Russian Khabib, 32, hung up his gloves after quickly d… St-Pierre landed 65 percent of his total offense from distance or the clinch. Georges St-Pierre addresses the mutual interest for a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the UFC has other plans for the lightweight champion. GSP allowed 10 takedowns in 28 career fights, many against very decorated grapplers. GSP has a 6-inch reach advantage, probably would carry more weight on fight night and has proved far sharper on the feet -- though Khabib's striking did look fantastic while beating Conor McGregor. This is not simply my wishy-washy way of covering all of my bases. I know the fight would be fun, but I don't need it. Later, UFC president Dana White sat down with ESPN and revealed that he would be open to book a fight between the two icons. After Khabib Nurmagomedov showed interest in fighting Georges St-Pierre in April 2021, rumours started swirling that Khabib wants GSP to be his last opponent before announcing retirement. Tamiso: With all due respect to GSP, Khabib would dominate this fight and it wouldn't be close. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Dana White open to booking Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Georges St-Pierre. UFC legend Georges St-Pierre says Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired with a 'perfect' career but admitted he was surprised to see him hang up his gloves following talk of a mega-fight between the pair. And Nurmagomedov has about 82 legitimate title contenders waiting in line at lightweight. Eliminating the ground game, the fight moves to the stand-up and championship-round experience in determining the winner for me. The Russian announced his victory over Justin Gaethje would be his last fight, UFC 254 recap: Khabib destroys Gaethje with second round submission, Georges St-Pierre reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement at UFC 254 | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show - YouTube. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. UFC 254 results, analysis: Alexander Volkov, Phil Hawes come up big on Fight Island, Daniel Cormier: This is the Khabib Nurmagomedov I know, Wagenheim: Why Georges St-Pierre is the greatest fighter ever. 'Maybe normally I would,' he said when asked if he would request Khabib to stick around. GEORGES ST-PIERRE has admitted he “would never dare” ask Khabib to come out of retirement – to let him mourn for his father. I can't predict a man who is past the prime of his career would be the first to beat him -- even if that man is the greatest welterweight of all time. UFC options for vacant lightweight title include Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, UFC 254: A dominant performance, a tearful goodbye and a legacy of greatness for Khabib, Khabib defeats Gaethje, announces retirement, Whittaker gets UFC 254 win, eyes Adesanya shot, Sources: Edwards vs. Chimaev set for December, McGregor says he will fight Poirier on Jan. 23, Cejudo: Show me the money and I'll come back, Moraes to battle Font on Dec. card, source says, UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov retiring at the top of his sport elicits memories of Michael Jordan. I just got to thinking about what we've seen over the past few weeks: older, inactive legends getting outgunned by younger stars. (0:50). This fight is intriguing in the sense that these guys put almost every UFC fighter they've faced on their back. St-Pierre riding off into the sunset, on top, isn't the worst thing. Published: 06:51 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 09:01 GMT, 25 October 2020. Murphy: First, we need to establish whether this is GSP today or GSP at his peak in the late aughts. It's a perfect career, like 29-0 and you retire on top with the best performance of his career. It happened to Cain Velasquez. Khabib defeated Justin Gaethje early in the second round of their Saturday night fight at UFC 254 but shocked the sport when he claimed that victory was his last in MMA following the death of his father. We posed that question to our ESPN MMA contributors -- Brett Okamoto, Jeff Wagenheim, Phil Murphy, Chamatkar Sandhu, Eric Tamiso and Andrew Davis -- to find out. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy. I'm left questioning how Khabib beats GSP. Asked who'd win this hypothetical matchup, I danced around the question a bit before finally going with St-Pierre. Khabib has been there as well in his past two fights, but I believe that championship-round experience coupled with the competition St-Pierre faced in his career would be the difference in this dream bout. Nurmagomedov has never lost. He left an incredible legacy. Assuming we're predicting a potential GSP-Khabib for this fall, career arcs make things much more competitive, though I doubt the result differs too greatly. The Russian had previously stated that if he beat Gaethje the only fight that would interest him would be with St-Pierre, who many consider to be the greatest of all time in the sport after his official retirement in 2019. How would he look at age 38? What would cutting down to 155/160 pounds do to him? In two months, he will turn 38. Jared Cannonier says he broke his left arm in loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 254, Sean Shelby's Shoes: Matchmaking lightweight division after Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement, UFC books Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam for Dec. 19 event in Las Vegas, Bellator signs Titan FC heavyweight champion Said Sowma, undefeated welterweight Roman Faraldo, Michael Chandler pitches lightweight title tournament after Khabib's retirement, Khabib Nurmagomedov honored his parents beautifully by retiring at UFC 254 | Opinion, UFC 254 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Khabib, Gaethje combine for $80k total, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. You can back the fight to take place before December 31 next year at odds of +550, with -1000 available for those wanting to back against the fight taking place before that time. He’s going through a tough time because his father passed away and he needs time to mourn. You have reached ESPN's Australian edition. Despite the possibility of a mega-fight being off the table, St-Pierre insisted Khabib had made the right decision and that he would not try to tempt him out of retirement. Another thing to take into consideration would be the weight class.

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