UFC Lightweight Champion for the last few years Habib Nurmagomedov And his team has stated their desire to fight the UFC Hall of Fame Georges St-Pierre.. But things changed last year when Habib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, died of COVID-19. Habib fought once after his father died. Justin Gaethje so UFC 254, And announced his retirement in the cage. Everyone was surprised, including Saint-Pierre, who was commenting on the event in French.
Habib’s decision was probably more shocking than it should be, as the Habib team had little intention to retire and talked about the possibility of the next fight before UFC 254. In fact, heading to UFC 254, Habib seems to be hoping to defend the title against Gaethje, then set up a retirement match with Saint-Pierre and leave the sport 30-0 as a tribute to his father. His dream. But even if Habib hadn’t retired, Saint-Pierre says there was no guarantee that the fight had taken place anyway.
“That doesn’t mean I accepted,” said Saint-Pierre. “Everyone says,’Oh, when will that happen?’ I never said I wanted to do it. It also depends on the conditions. Think seriously if conditions such as weight class are correct. You can, but you can’t go down to 155 from now on. I’m 39 and this is out the window …
“We are both about the same size. I’m not going to lie. I wake up in the morning and weigh about 183 pounds. I’m sure he’s about the same weight as me, perhaps not even bigger. So I think the weight class is like a novelty fight or a super fight. You need to have a rule that there is no weight class or the weight difference should not exceed 3%. I don’t know, but there is a way. You don’t have to lose weight and hurt yourself to do that. “
Historically, Habib has shown little interest in competing outside his weight class, but even the UFC president so far the point is controversial. Dana White I had to finally admit that Habib’s retirement looked real.. So fans can only imagine what a super fight between the two would look like, but Saint-Pierre has his thoughts on how he approached the contest.
“If this battle happens in a fictional world, I think I need to use all the tools,” explained Saint-Pierre. “I’m good at my job. I’m going to change the way I fight, not because I’m fighting Habib. My way of fighting, that’s the way I’ve been successful in all of my career. Many people are Habib. I think the mistake I make when fighting is to change the way they fight, as Habib is probably the best wrestler in the sport. (But) I confuse it. I’m good at takedowns to do. I’m not confused with him just because I’m fighting Habib. If I have a chance to beat him, I’ll try to beat him. I’ll beat him Believe in chance and be confident in yourself. Confidence is a very important part of the puzzle to succeed in MMA. When fighting the status of legendary fighters, many people do that. It’s part of my confidence and I believe their skills go out of the window. It’s one of the mistakes I wouldn’t make because I know Habib doesn’t do it against myself. is.”
Unfortunately, the end of the Habib-GSP Super Fight could be not only the retirement of Habib, but also the last hope for another battle in Saint-Pierre. Saint-Pierre retired in 2019 after the UFC temporarily rejected negotiations for the Habib battle, but since then there remains the possibility of a special return for that battle. Now that Habib has left, Saint-Pierre admits he doesn’t know what will happen, but something special is needed to bring him back.
“If the UFC wants me to come back, it’s not me who goes to the fight and asks.” Hey, can I come back? “They’re going to lower the shit from me! “Saint Pierre said. “That would be the stupidest thing I can do. If they make an offer to me, Dana knows where to contact me for an offer I can’t refuse.”
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Nate has some ideas.
U and Dp were suffocated by a man who ran away the other day and didn’t want to witness me in particular. How do you compete for the title?
I’ve been here for 14 years and I can’t do this much in my life.
Lol lightweight division
— Nate Diaz (@ NateDiaz209) January 25, 2021
He intends to rebuild. .. ..
Ready to do that.
Listen I’m going to shave your head while you’re sleeping … February 13 Simon says the bald eagle is beautiful
— Brian Boom Kelleher (@ brianboom135) January 26, 2021
Thank you for clarifying.
I’ve done a Poire leg kick before, but it feels sick
— Jarred Brooks (@The_monkeygod) January 25, 2021
Do you remember when Nate fought for a lightweight title? Habib fighting him will be. .. .. Not good for Nate.
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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre talks about his defeat with Khabib Nurmagomedov
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