Khabib Nurmagomedov is hoping for the Georges St-Pierre fight and is teasing about it being at lightweight.
St-Pierre posted a picture on Instagram where he looks to be much skinnier than normal and slimming down. This, of course, caught the attention of Nurmagomedov who hinted it could be him dropping weight to make lightweight.
“155?,” Khabib Nurmagomedov commented.
Although both fighters have wanted the fight, St-Pierre’s coach in Firas Zahabi believes the ship has sailed on 155-pounds.
“Right now I think the ship has sailed on 155,” Zahabi told MMAjunkie recently. “I don’t think Georges will ever do 155. I think there was a time and place and window where Georges would make that sacrifice to do a mega-fight. But I think that window’s passed, personally.”
As for why he thinks that, Zahabi explained that St-Pierre dropping down to 155 pounds would be sacrificing a lot in his life.
“He’s older now, and life is good,” Zahabi said. “He’s found a social life, a balance in life of training and family and friends. To leave all that to do a 155 is a big cost in terms of sacrificing energy and preparation. He would have to prep six months to get to that. He would have to set it up to get done. 155 would be work. Is he going to work that much? I think that ship has sailed.
“I’m not talking for Georges. In my opinion, he’ll only come back for a mega-fight. Like a mega-fight,” he concluded. “No titles needed, either. Could be a title. I don’t think that’s really important to him. Like a mega-fight. Only those two names [Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor] that are the names big enough for him and enticing.”
Do you think we will see Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Georges St-Pierre at lightweight?