It appears that the UFC is shopping around for potential opponents to welcome Georges St-Pierre back into the Octagon.
According to UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC recently got in touch with him to gauge whether he would be interested in a match-up against the former welterweight champion in the main event of the landmark UFC 200 event.
“Yesterday the UFC called me with a proposal to hold the main bout of the evening against Nate Diaz, or against Georges St-Pierre,” Khabib said during a live interview on Match TV. “They hope that I will take the fight. But it is four days after the month of Ramadan, and it would be hard physically to fight five rounds. I’ll be back in September and October.”
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Ramadan in 2016 will start on Monday, the 6th of June and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, the 5th of July, though the exact dates differ depending on the country. UFC 200 will take place on July 9th, which is just a single day following the Eid Holiday. Khabib, a devout Muslim, will unlikely be able to get himself into adequate shape to challenge the former champion of the division above him.
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