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Georges St-Pierre reveals his strategy for defeating Khabib

Georges St-Pierre reveals his strategy for defeating Khabib

Former UFC superstar Georges St-Pierre has recently revealed the careful strategy he would have adopted to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov in what could have been one of the biggest fights in the history of MMA. The anticipated showdown between St-Pierre and Nurmagomedov, two extraordinary fighters, remained an elusive spectacle, leaving fans longing for a bout that never came into play. Despite years of speculation and interest from both fighters, the fight could never take place because of circumstances and many more factors. 

 

There were talks about the anticipated clash 

The initial discussion about a possible matchup was in talks in 2018, shortly after St-Pierre’s retirement following his victory over Michael Bisping for the middleweight title at UFC 217. During that time, “GSP” revealed his strong desire to return to the Octagon for a fight with “The Eagle.” Khabib, at the time, respectfully called out St-Pierre in 2019 and requested him not to retire before the two shared the Octagon. As fans continue to say how the clash between GSP and Nurmagomedov would have played out, the revelation of St-Pierre’s strategic approach serves as a fascinating glimpse of an iconic match in the sport.

 

St-Pierre acknowledged Khabib 

Georges St-Pierre reveals his strategy for defeating Khabib
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GSP appeared on the Pound 4 Pound podcast. In the interview with Kamaru Usman and Henry Cejudo, he praised Khabib’s skills and called him “Master of chain wrestling” when his opponent is against the fence of the octagon. “If I were to go against Khabib, my strategy would be to keep the fight as much as I can in the middle and not being afraid to go for takedowns. I would’ve maybe been one of the only guys who would’ve tried to take him down. I’ve put down everyone that I’ve fought.” St-Pierre also praised Glieson Tibau’s performance against “The Eagle” and Michael Johnson in the first round. He also praised Justin Gaethje’s performance. 

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The former UFC champion acknowledged that he might not have won against Khabib, but he was confident that he would have won when considering the fight. “I think I would have beaten him because if he had come to put pressure on me, I would have put him down. I would have the confidence to try for a takedown. 

The Dagestani fighter was so dominant in his MMA career that he only lost two rounds during his UFC career, one to Conor McGregor and one to Gaethje. Following the death of his father, Khabib decided to honor his mother’s request and retired from the sport. 

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