Dana White: Georges St-Pierre vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is ‘over’

On Friday, UFC president Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov got together in Abu Dhabi to have their heavily-hyped conversation. The topic of discussion was…

By: Milan Ordoñez | 2 years ago
Dana White: Georges St-Pierre vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is ‘over’
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On Friday, UFC president Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov got together in Abu Dhabi to have their heavily-hyped conversation. The topic of discussion was about whether or not the undefeated “Eagle” will come out of retirement and try to make 30-0 a reality.

Zero Hour came and went, but White still didn’t have a definitive answer. All he got was that Khabib wants a “spectacular” showing from either one of the 155-pound contenders on next Saturday’s UFC 257 card before he makes a final decision.

There’s also the conversation about a possible super-fight with two-division champion and future Hall-of-Famer Georges St-Pierre. But according to White, that is no longer an option.

“GSP never came up (in our meeting),” White told media members during the UFC on ABC 1 post-fight presser. “He’s not interested in that fight, and from what I hear today after that, neither is GSP. So that’s over.”

Just a few days ago, St-Pierre went on record and expressed interest in a possible fight with Khabib. In his words, it’s a matchup that “freakin’ excites” him. However, he also stated that “there needs to be a compromise on both sides” for him to agree.

Something must’ve happened behind the scenes that only the people directly involved are privy to. But as of this posting, Georges St-Pierre vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is off the table, at least according to the bossman.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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