Georges St-Pierre’s mega-fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov fell apart because the UFC feared he’d win…

A clear victory over St-Pierre would have boosted Nurmagomedov's worldwide status even further. But it was considered a risky match for the UFC to book.


That’s according to St-Pierre himself, who said he was interested in coming out of retirement for one more swing of the fists, one more grapple, and one more cage-fight.

St-Pierre is considered as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time because of his black belt in jiu jitsu, his expert wrestling ability, and his awesome winning run in the Octagon.

The Canadian, a UFC welterweight champion for five years who then won the middleweight title after besting Michael Bisping in 2017, lost just twice in a career which spanned 15 years and 28 matches.

St-Pierre has not competed since taking the title from Bisping, but was tempted to return to the Octagon for a shot at the unbeaten Sambo athlete Nurmagomedov.

A clear victory over St-Pierre would have boosted Nurmagomedov worldwide status even further. But it was considered a risky match for the UFC to book.

“It you look on the UFC’s side, if I put myself in their shoes … they didn’t want to take the risk of me winning the title and then vacating again.”

Nurmagomedov was supposed to defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson on April 18, but the show was moved from its original venue in New York, then canceled entirely because of the coronavirus pandemic which has swept through the United States.


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