Dana White would be ready to consider a fight between Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov if the latter demanded it to come out of retirement.
This is what the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) told Sportsnet on Thursday.
St-Pierre seemed to have a hard time believing it when he was later called on to react by sports media.
“In business, when you make an offer to someone, the offer should be taken at that time. If I make you an offer to buy a car for $ 5,000 or $ 10,000, it happens right away. If you refuse the offer, you can’t wait a year or two and come back saying that finally, the car you wanted to buy, I’ll leave it to you for $ 5,000, ”illustrated the 39-year-old Quebecer.
“The time has passed. I couldn’t wait for this opportunity to come so at some point I gave up hope and had to move on with my life. So I’m not sure about that, I should think about it, ”reacted St-Pierre, who could not restrain a surge of enthusiasm, however.
“It really turns me on,” he said, before analyzing the situation more coldly.
“Khabib is bigger than me. He’s probably better at losing weight than me and I’m older than him. You must know the terrain, it is one of the principles of the art of war. If I fight in a place where he knows the terrain and I don’t, it’s an advantage for him. “
“Right now, it would be to his advantage. I don’t have the infrastructure to train, he does. There must be compromises on both sides for the fight to be equal, ”concluded St-Pierre.