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A former fighter of the mixed style (MMA), the canadian Georges St-Pierre speculate about the failed confrontation with the Russian athlete Habib Nurmagomedov. Saint-Pierre made a statement on the canadian radio TSN.
According to 38-year-old canadian, his team tried to organize the fight against the Russians, but in the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) spoke against this idea. “If I need to fight for a legacy, then it should be a fight with Nurmagomedov. For me he is the best fighter in the world. He never lost, never showed weakness. Nobody was able to get the victory over him. So I was interested in a fight,” said St-Pierre. Its advantage over the 30-year-old Russian canadian named speed.
In February Nurmagomedov publicly appealed to Saint-Pierre with a proposal to organize the match. In the same month, the canadian ended his career in MMA.
In the camp of the Russian fighter repeatedly stressed the importance of the fight against the former UFC champion. In particular, the Russian father abdulmanap Nurmagomedov called the fight with St-Pierre’s entire career of his son in MMA.
Saint-Pierre twice became the champion of UFC in light-Middleweight weight and won the title in the middle weight category. He scored 27 victories and suffered two defeats in MMA. Nurmagomedov, the current UFC champion in the lightweight division. The Russians took second place in the ranking of the best fighters in the organization without taking into account weight categories. He has 27 wins and no defeats.
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