Georges St-Pierre has finally opened up on a possible return and a possible return opponent.
The former middleweight and welterweight champion spoke with Submission Radio last week, and claimed that the winner of the UFC 229 main event between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov should know that he’s willing to come down to lightweight to fight them.
St-Pierre last competed in 2017, when he would take the UFC middleweight title from Michael Bisping, but soon return to the sidelines due to health issues from moving up in weight.
When asked about who he thought about coming out of that fight, GSP claimed it was hard to pick, but if his house were on the line he’d have a pick.
“If I had to bet, if I had to put my house on it – (laughs) the biggest one – I would have to choose Khabib over Conor,” GSP told Submission Radio. “Khabib never lost, he never lost, and Conor has lost before. He’s lost on the ground. He has a few losses and he lost on the ground. That’s where Khabib is good, that’s where Khabib is more competent.
“However, Khabib is sometimes a slow starter and he gets punched a lot. Yes, he didn’t look good in the beginning of that (Michael Johnson) fight,” he explained. “And it’s hard sometimes to close distance, he had a problem to close the distance. But once he’s got you in the clinch he’s very good. So, I believe the chance, the house goes in Khabib’s favor, maybe.”
Quotes Transcribed by Bloody Elbow