Georges St-Pierre has mentioned how he would strategy a struggle with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre says he would have had hit work reduce out for him had he ever set foot within the Octagon to face the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

St-Pierre, who retired quickly after he claimed the UFC middleweight title from Michael Bisping in late 2017, will go down as probably the most legendary fighters in blended martial arts historical past after a panoramic run with the UFC after which he was rightfully heralded in group’s Corridor of Fame. 

Very like Khabib, although, St-Pierre resisted any urge to come back out of retirement after stepping away from the game 5 years in the past, even regardless of tentative hyperlinks to a struggle with Khabib himself after each males spoke of their curiosity in testing their abilities towards each other.

However talking to followers forward of the UFC’s first-ever occasion in Paris, France on Saturday night time, St-Pierre detailed how he feels he would have fared towards a number of of probably the most dominant fighters in current historical past.

Khabib is a legend by way of his information, his expertise,” he mentioned of the Russian celebrity who retired with an unblemished 29-0 report.

He’s bought so many instruments in his bag. It will be a struggle that I wouldn’t understand how it will’ve turned out. I don’t know. It’s not one of the best fighter that wins the struggle, it’s the fighter that fights one of the best the night time of the struggle, so to beat them I might have wanted to be one of the best man of the night time of the struggle and be very, very properly ready.”

St-Pierre dominated the UFC welterweight division for a lot of his profession however was ultimately changed as titleholder by Kamaru Usman and, most lately, Leon Edwards, and added his ideas on how he would have fared towards the brand new technology of 170lbs elite.

It’s laborious as a result of all of them have nice qualities,” he mentioned of the champions who got here after him.

They’re all very totally different. Leon would have given me a number of bother as a result of he’s very good. It will have been like a chess recreation. It will have been a tough puzzle to resolve as a result of it will be a really technical struggle.

Kamaru could be very bodily, he’s very athletic, he’s a beast. He’s robust, he hits very laborious, he’s a terrific wrestler. It will be very robust bodily, very demanding.

I believe he received the primary spherical and he showcased within the first spherical unimaginable abilities to place Kamaru Usman on his again, mount him, take his again,” St-Pierre added of Edwards.

He showcased unimaginable abilities proper there. He was shedding as a result of he was shedding after the second, third, and fourth spherical, and he was on his method to shedding the fifth spherical. However I believe what makes Leon Edwards so good, it’s his preventing IQ.

He’s additionally so good at neutralizing his opponent’s strengths. He’s excellent at shutting down his opponent’s strengths and bringing the struggle the place he’s comfy, to make his opponent struggle exterior of his consolation zone, and I believe that’s why Leon Edwards is so good.”


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