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Khabib Responds To Rumours That GSP Is Set To Retire From UFC

Khabib Responds To Rumours That GSP Is Set To Retire From UFC

According to reports, former two-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is set to announce his retirement from the octagon at a press conference in Montreal on Thursday.

St-Pierre had been angling for a fight against reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, after failing to secure a fight against the undefeated Khabib, The Express are reporting that he has opted to retire.

The future UFC Hall of Famer posted a tweet on Tuesday where he thanked his coach Firas Zahabi and referenced their undefeated record together.

GSP last fought in November 2017, defeating Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in his first visit to the octagon in nearly four years. In defeating Bisping, St-Pierre became the UFC Middleweight champion, but would have to vacate the title a month later after announcing he was suffering from ulcerative colitis.

The three-time former UFC world champion announced in December that he has completely recovered from ulcerative colitis, but at the time hadn't decided if he wanted to return to fighting. Now it seems likely that one of the greatest fighters in MMA history will hang up his gloves for good.

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Khabib has already responded to the news that St Pierre may retire, urging him to have one more fight in the UFC in an Instagram post:

Let’s do it in November. After this fight you can retire. I grow up on your fights, and have nothing but respect for you, and I believe showed that to you George when you were in Moscow.

But, it would be honour for me to share Octagon with one of the greatest fighters of all time. Let’s do it 155lbs, or I give away 5lbs to you, cause you newer done 155.

Well, it’s your choice 155 or 160, Montreal, NYC, Moscow or Abu Dhabi. Send me location, my friend.

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