Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Georges St-Pierre Interested In The Winner Of Khabib/McGregor

Georges St-Pierre Interested In The Winner Of Khabib/McGregor

Going into the festivities, the assumption was that the sole focus would be on the return of Nate Diaz to the Octagon after over two years away, as he's set to take on Dustin Poirier in the UFC 230 co-main event in Madison Square Garden on November 3.

For McGregor (21-3), it will be his first MMA fight in almost two years and first time in fighting action since his professional boxing debut during a heavily-hyped fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August - which he lost via TKO in the 10th round.

The pair will fight for the lightweight title, with McGregor putting his 21-3 record up against Nurmagomedov's superior mark of 26-0.

The highly anticipated match-up was announced on Friday after months of speculation, and has already been dubbed the "biggest fight in UFC history" by the head of the promotion, Dana White.

In a video interview this week, the San Jose-based Nurmagomedov touted his belt and his dominance in pushing the UFC to properly pay him in accordance with McGregor, the organization's leading draw.

Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor is all set to return to the Octagon after almost a two-year hiatus from Mixed Martial Arts. UFC president Dana White downplayed the idea when asked during the conference.

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UFC 229 in Las Vegas will be the biggest fight of 2018. He only won it, though, after McGregor was stripped of the title due to inactivity.

"It's time to roll", Diaz said following his own two-year absence.

There have been rumors this potential fight between McGregor and GSP before and with the UFC wanting huge fights, it wouldn't be a shock to the system to see this booked.

"I think that we're not going to have any problems with these guys".

While St-Pierre has never made the cut down to 155 pounds before, he says it might be worth it for that particular fight, although he's not sure the UFC would give it to him. Two years ago, few could have fathomed a bigger fight for McGregor than a trilogy with Nate Diaz, but this matchup challenges that.

Nurmagomedov, whose rise to prominence has been more of a slow burner in comparison to McGregor, was touted as an opponent when his foe first became lightweight champion.

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