GSP Talks Potential Khabib Fight A fight worth watching
Georges St-Pierre, arguably the greatest fighter in the history of the UFC and mixed martial arts has been in talks to challenge the undefeated 155 lb champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib just finished a title defense against Conor Mcgregor at UFC 229. Khabib won by submission in the fourth round after a dominating fight. Now, Khabib is on a victory tour in Russia and McGregor is promoting his new whiskey brand.
GSP has said that he feels good in training, like he is a better fighter than he has ever been. He is approaching 40 years old by the time he lands the fight with khabib. Despite being such an established fighter, UFC president Dana White says that GSP will have to go through a lightweight title contender before he faces Khabib.
Khabib is the type of fighter that hugs on to you with his wrestling skills and does not let you go until the round is over. He has phenomenal stamina and is able to keep attacking at full speed through all five rounds. He grew up in Dagestan, a rough part of Russia. He went through training with his father and brothers that simulated military training. There is a video of him wrestling a bear when he was little. He even has a pet bear today that he likes to wrestle with.
GSP is looking to claim a third belt against Khabib. He has only lost twice in his career. His last fight was against Michael Bisping for the middleweight title at UFC 217. He won by submission in the third round.
Both fighters match up pretty well. Both Khabib and GSP have great wrestling and grappling techniques. GSP is definitely the bigger man so he will most likely be the better striker, even though Khabib has shown he is no stranger to throwing punches. In all, both fighters are well rounded and will give us a good fight, if it ever happens.