Cormier Thinks Khabib-GSP Is The Fight To Make
Following UFC 229, many think that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s submission victory over Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson’s win over Anthony Pettis, would clear the field for the two to finally step into the Octagon after a few aborted attempts.
Current UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, is not one of those people. He believes that the best move to make right now is a showdown between the current UFC lightweight champion and former middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
“Khabib has a number of options,” Cormier said recently on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “Tony is great. I don’t dislike Tony Ferguson at all. I think he’s a phenomenal fighter, this dude’s a beast. I think he’s the tougher matchup for Khabib, but I say do Khabib vs. Georges St-Pierre. That’s the fight. It’s big.”
While Cormier acknowledges that Ferguson is a tough challenge for Khabib, Cormier thinks a GSP fight should happen, but at a non-title catchweight of 165 pounds.
“Matchup wise, Tony, tough, GSP, super tough; but the history and the matchup of a GSP fight, at 165. . .” Cormier said. “It doesn’t have to be for a belt. This is a big enough fight that it doesn’t have to be for a title. Make it a catchweight fight. When you’ve got names like Khabib and Georges, it can be for anything. Let those guys fight.”
“Khabib wins but this is his closest fight ever because you don’t just control Georges St-Pierre,” concluded Cormier of a potential showdown with GSP. “But you’re asking me a loaded question because I’m never gonna say Khabib’s gonna lose.
“I think it’s a five-round decision. You don’t finish Georges St-Pierre, unless you are Matt Serra.”
Quotes Via: MMA Fighting