Last night at UFC 242, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:06 of Round 3 to retain the UFC lightweight championship.
What next for Khabib Nurmagomedov??
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre??
For those of you unaware, Georges St-Pierre retired from the UFC. But many fans still want Khabib vs. GSP fight. Last time UFC president Dana White shuts down the rumor as ‘never going to happen’ to ‘holy crap maybe it will happen’ territory.
But last night Khabib wins at UFC 242 and during the post-fight press conference. When asked to Dana White, if Khabib and Georges could fight, he took a long, long, long pause … and then said “Sure.”
Khabib also stated, ”Georges St-Pierre is great guy, great champion, great athlete, He’s very good example for young kids. If he want to come back, if he feel hungry, if he feel he can improve his legacy with fight with me … and he can make 155, I am waiting for him. And I think maybe he like new belt? If he likes, I can give him, just only for one photo. But then he has to give me back this belt. But if he wants to fight? Welcome.”
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