Georges St-Pierre gave a surprise to Khabib Nurmagomedov today. Khabib was invited there as a guest at the Arnold Sports Festival. But, the Eagle had no idea that his childhood hero GSP would be there at the same time. Two of the best fighters in the MMA world shared the same stage for the first time. However, the interaction between them was more interesting and intriguing to make any MMA fan get weak on knees.
We all know GSP is funny. So, he came from behind when Khabib was getting interviewed and gave him a friendly rear naked choke. Khabib seemed very surprised and instantly stood up on his feet to greet GSP happily.
St-Pierre then said: ” I told his team that I will slide behind him like a Ninja and it’s gonna be my turn this time,”.
The two retired fighters showed a great amount of mutual respect for each other while on stage. Khabib even shared his memories about St-Pierre and how his father’s favourite fighter was GSP. ” I grew up watching his fights. And it’s my pleasure to be with him today” Khabib said.
Even GSP showed his respect to Khabib during the interaction and congratulated him for his achievements inside the octagon. ” You( Khabib) are as close to a perfect fighter as anybody can be, a perfect career,undefeated, it’s amazing“.
Both the GOATS had a great conversation and there was a sense of mutual respect between the both.
Why did GSP vs Khabib Nurmagomedov never happen?
GSP has always shown his affection towards Khabib and his fighting style, in the Joe Rogan show GSP has already shared that he wanted to fight Khabib and how challenging that would have been for him. Khabib has also shared his views on GSP and wanted to fight him. It was the dream fight that he wanted for his father.
But, when Dana offered Khabib his dream fight the Dagestan fighters turned it down. Khabib believed that both of them ( GSP and him) are finished in the combat sports. So, keeping his retirement promised, he refused to return.
Now, that’s not great news for fight fans as they would probably never see both the legends sharing the octagon. However, the news of them sharing the same stage has also hyped up the fight fans.