Khabib’s unbeaten record could motivate St-Pierre return to MMA, coach reveals

In 2019, Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from MMA and left a legion of orphan fans. Since then, there have always been rumors of a possible Canadian return to the sport. And who recently raised the expectation for a return of the fighter was one of his coaches, Firas Zahabi.

In an interview with the FightTips podcast, the coach believes the Canadian’s career has not yet come to an end and sees a motivation for his return. According to him, a duel against Khabib Nurmagomedov would be a great stimulus for the former champion to leave retirement and step back into the octagon.

“I think he’s not done yet. He is so competitive that one day he will see a guy that everyone finds unbeatable, and he will want to come back. Khabib is one of those guys, but it has to be a fight up to 165 lb  Will the UFC do this? That’s the question, ” said the Canadian’s coach before completing.

“Georges no longer wants to be a middleweight champion, because that means he would have to defend the title every three to four months, which I think this lifestyle is over for him,” he said.

In a possible duel between Nurmagomedov, GSP would further test his ground game and fall defenses, one of the Russian’s main weapons when acting. But despite being aware of Khabib’s high quality in these techniques, the Canadian’s coach believes he would have no trouble countering these attacks.

“Georges is very hard to take down. Take a look at his career: how many times has he been knocked down? And when he was knocked down, how long was he on the floor? It was a split second. He is hard to control on the floor, ”he warned.

After reigning from 2008 to 2013 in the middleweight division, Georges S-Pierre made his last fight of the middleweight career when he defeated Michael Bisping in 2017 and earned his second UFC belt.

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