Khabib Nurmagomedov is adamant he’s retired, but there’s one guy his manager says could entice the UFC superstar to step back in the Octagon … a fight with Georges St-Pierre!!
TMZ Sports talked to Ali Abdelaziz … and we straight-up asked Nurmagomedov’s longtime manager and friend if he believes Khabib will fight in 2021.
“Honestly, I think if Georges St-Pierre is serious about coming back to fight, I could see it happening, that would get Khabib up.”
The issue … St-Pierre is 39-years-old and hasn’t fought since beating Michael Bisping in 2017. In fact, GSP has only fought since the end of 2013.
Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap — who passed away from COVID-19 complications in July — always wanted his son to fight GSP.
If not GSP, are there any other fights Abdelaziz believes would intrigue Khabib enough to return … say like a HUGE money fight against Conor McGregor?
Very unlikely, according to Ali.
“I think financially it’s a huge fight. But, we know Khabib, it’s hard to persuade him financially.”
Abdelaziz tells us Khabib and Dana White are planning to sit down for dinner in Vegas sometime soon … and discuss Khabib’s fighting future.
And like Ali says, “Dana is really good at getting people to do things.”
So … Khabib vs. GSP, 2021??