clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Khabib begs Georges St-Pierre to postpone retirement: ‘Let’s do it in November!’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is hoping to recoup some of his “honorable” losses after paying a shitload of money to Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.

The means to that end?

A lightweight title fight against the one-time king of pay-per-view (PPV) buys. Unfortunately for “The Eagle,” it doesn’t sound like former two-division champion, Georges St-Pierre, will be hanging around long enough for the promotion to make that happen.

I blame this guy.

“Let’s do it in November,” Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram. “After this fight you can retire. I grow up on your fights, and have nothing but respect for you, and I believe showed that to you George when you were in Moscow. But, it would be honor for me to share Octagon with one of the greatest fighters of all time. Let’s do it 155 lbs, or I give away 5 lbs to you, cause you newer done 155. Well, it’s your choice 155 or 160, Montreal, NYC, Moscow or Abu Dhabi. Send me location my Friend.”

Current location: Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

That’s where St-Pierre is expected to announce his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA). While both fighters appear to be on board for a 2019 “super fight,” it doesn’t sound like UFC has any use for the soon-to-be 38 year-old ex-champion.

“I saw what Khabib wrote, and I appreciate it very much,” St-Pierre told veteran MMA reporter Ariel Helwani. “Unfortunately, these decisions aren’t up to us. I will address everything at the press conference tomorrow.”

I guess we’ll know more in roughly 24 hours.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania