It’s uncommon that Georges St-Pierre has been a underdog during his career. In any case, in the event that he chooses to return, that is actually the role he’ll play for a battle against reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Prior this week, UFC president Dana White said he’d consider a showdown between Nurmagomedov and St-Pierre if that is the thing that the undefeated Russian genuinely wanted for the last battle of his career.
While Nurmagomedov’s next battle with Justin Gaethje is as of now set up for Oct. 24, he has since a long time ago expressed it would be a fantasy to at last go head to head with St-Pierre before his career is done. He’s even openly pushed for the session, just to be shot somewhere around White.
Presently, as indicated by the oddsmakers at Sportsbetting.ag, Nurmagomedov would step into that battle as a sizable favorite in the event that he at any point found the opportunity to confront the previous two-division UFC champion. Here are the opening lines for that possible matchup.
Khabib Nurmagomedov – 200
Georges St-Pierre +170
In light of those odds, it would take a $200 bet to make $100 back on Nurmagomedov on the off chance that he were triumphant, while a $100 bet on St-Pierre would yield $170 in winnings if the previous welterweight kingpin got the job done.
Clearly, Nurmagomedov and St-Pierre are not even close to a battle at this time. But for the first time, it appears the UFC may really engage the chance.
As predominant as St-Pierre was during his UFC career, Nurmagomedov has outperformed him by keeping up an undefeated resume with just one round lost during his whole residency with the promotion.
St-Pierre, who considered it a career in 2019, has said in the past that in the event that he were going to come back from retirement it would take a matchup like the one against Nurmagomedov to step him back for another battle. Being viewed as an underdog would presumably include some additional inspiration for “Rush” to return.