The fight dreamed of by UFC fans almost came true. George St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov became viral, a few months ago, on social networks aft
The fight dreamed of by UFC fans almost came true. George St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov became viral, a few months ago, on social networks after coming face to face at an event and ‘playing’ with surrender keys.
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This awaiting meeting took place at the “Arnold” festival in the UK. “The Eagle“He was giving an interview in front of hundreds of attendees, suddenly, he appeared GSP from behind, he took him by the neck and tried to ‘subdue’ him.
Khabib NurmagomedovWithout knowing who was trying to surprise him, he made a funny gesture and, noticing that it was a joke, turned around. When realizing that it was the very George St-Pierre, the Russian did not think twice and hugged one of his greatest MMA idols.
“This man was my father’s favorite fighter. I grew up watching his fights, it is an honor to be with him here. It is a pleasure brother, it is a real pleasure”The Dagestani and former undefeated champion of the UFC said, notoriously emotional.
Khabib’s father’s dream: GSP and 30-0
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of Khabib, on more than one occasion expressed his desire to see his son retire 30-0 in a fight against GSP, who was his favorite fighter. Unfortunately, he died as a result of COVID-19 and all plans fell apart, since “The Eagle“He didn’t want to fight anymore without his father in the corner and withdrew.
However, Kenny Florian, a mixed martial arts journalist, revealed that the fight between George St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov was very close to being realized. Negotiations had started, the proposal was sent to the Russian and the Canadian was already training.
“He texted me and said, ‘Hey, Georges St-Pierre wants to fight you.’ I said, ‘What can I do?’ I don’t know. I’m done, you know? I think Georges is finished too, you know? Let this guy be a legend. He’s 40 years old and I don’t understand why he has to fight. I think he has money too. I’m done. I really have finished. There’s no way I’m going to fight again without my father. “, declared Khabib after hanging up the gloves.
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