Khabib Nurmagomedov calls Georges St-Pierre the “greatest competitor in the UFC of all time”

Khabib Nurmagomedov

There are a number of exciting possibilities on UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s horizon. One of those options is a showdown with former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Nurmagomedov has called St-Pierre out on several occasions in the past. For the lightweight champ, the appeal of the fight seems to be that St-Pierre would be a very challenging matchup. In fact, Khabib Nurmagomedov considers Georges St-Pierre the greatest competitor in UFC history.

“Georges is greatest competitor in the UFC of all time,” Nurmagomedov said during a Q&A prior to last weekend’s UFC on FOX 30 card in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (transcript via MMA Mania). “Even if we fight, I think it’s going to be a very tough matchup for me, and for him too. I never lose round in the UFC. I think I can give him very tough match.”

If Khabib Nurmagomedov does get his desired fight with Georges St-Pierre, however, he plans to do what he does to all his other opponents: smash.

“I know you guys love him, but when cage door close I have to smash my opponents,” Nurmagomedov told the Canadian fans present at the Q&A.

“In my mind I think nobody can beat me.”

While Khabib Nurmagomedov is clearly very interested in a potential super fight with Georges St-Pierre, we know that his first title defense is likely to pit him against MMA superstar Conor McGregorpossibly as soon as UFC 229 on October 6. 

“Conor’s next,” Nurmagomedov told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor amid last weekend’s UFC on FOX 30 festivities. “[Dustin] Poirier can fight [Tony] Ferguson,” he added, suggesting a fight between two of the lightweight division’s top contenders.

Does a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre interest you? Who do you think would win? Join the conversation in the comments section below!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/31/2018.