Georges St-Pierre’s coach thinks he has the best match-up for the former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion in mind. That would see him compete in the rumored UFC 165-pound division that has been pitched heavily by fighters.
St-Pierre went on record before his last fight by saying that the reason he is returning to MMA to cement his legacy as one of the all-time greats in the sport. He fought once and then stepped aside due to an illness. While doing a recent interview, GSP made it known that he will make a decision if he wants to fight again soon.
If he does return, then fighting 5 pounds lighter than he used to would be perfect. Thus, Firas Zahabi believes it’s an option.
“As of what I understand right now, there is no 165 [pound division],” Zahabi told YouTube channel MMA Betz (transcript via BJPenn.com). “It’s a ‘maybe’ from what I understand. It’s a rumor I should say, and if that happens I think it could be very interesting for Georges. I’m hoping that rumor is true.”
If this were to happen then he already has the best match-up in mind. That would be to take on UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“I think the best matchup would be, for sure, Khabib [Nurmagomedov]. If they were to create a 165-pound division, I think it would make a lot of sense to have Georges St-Pierre and Khabib be the first ones to fight for that title.”