Georges St.Pierre Explains How He’d Have Beaten Khabib Nurmagomedov

Many fans have dreamed about a fight between two UFC all-time-greats Georges St.Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and while he’s ruled out the possibility of it happening, GSP has given it enough thought that he even has a strategy as to how he would have approached that fight.

“My strategy if I would’ve gone against Khabib, would be to keep the fight as much as I can in the middle and not being afraid to go for takedowns,” the 42-year-old GSP said on the Pound 4 Pound podcast with Kamaru Usman and Henry Cejudo. “I would’ve maybe been one of the only ones who would’ve tried to take him down. I’ve put down everyone that I’ve fought.”

“I think I would’ve beat him because if he would’ve come to put pressure on me, I would’ve put him down. I would have the confidence to try to go for a takedown.”

“Khabib has a very good overhand right and he’s very good at measuring distance and creating a dilemma in the mind of his opponent, between a takedown and an overhand right.” GSP told Usman and Cejudo.

“He’s at his most dangerous when he puts you with your back against the fence because he’s a master at chain wrestling,” the former two-division champion continued.  “My style is different, my style is more in the middle I’m very good at using fakes and creating distractions to get to your legs, I’m more of a dynamic guy.”

There has been times when it seemed like a fight between the two could be possible, with GSP having previously claimed that he’d approached the UFC about the match-up back in 2018.  However, according to the Canadian ace, though Khabib was on-board, the UFC had other plans at the time.

And that ship has since sailed as St-Pierre has vowed that he’ll never fight again after the age of 40.

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