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Midnight Mania! Georges St. Pierre is fasting, Khabib Nurmagomedov immediately asks about potential fight

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If Khabib Nurmagomedov has made anything clear in the last year or two, it’s that he has a very specific vision for his career. More and more, it seems like retirement is coming sooner than later for “The Eagle,” specifically is he’s able to achieve the milestone of 30-0. However, one goal that has never left Nurmagomedov’s mind is a showdown with Welterweight great Georges St. Pierre at 155 lbs.

Earlier today, St. Pierre posted on Instagram about sushi after fasting for three days. “Rush” does look a bit leaner than usual, and Nurmagomedov took note, replying to the post with the simple question,“155?”

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Sushi tastes even better after a 75h water fast!

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St. Pierre’s coach Firas Zahabi may believe that the opportunity for this bout has passed, but clearly Nurmagomedov is still interested and motivated to make a fight with “GSP” happen. If he’s able to dispatch Tony Ferguson in his next bout, I don’t know that anyone could argue against a showdown with St. Pierre as the potential 30th pro bout of Nurmagomedov’s career.


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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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