Watching MMA is such a bonding experience for me and my husband. WE have several bets together but I have my own choices of talented and intelligent fighters. This article is about my personal MMA bet, GSP “RUSH”.
St-Pierre announced on June 20, 2016, that he was renegotiating his contract with the UFC with hopes of returning to the Octagon for UFC 206 in Toronto.
After months of negotiations, on February 15, 2017, St-Pierre and UFC reportedly agreed to financial terms of a multi-fight contract. The next day, UFC president Dana Whiteconfirmed St-Pierre had officially re-signed with the organization. In March 2017, St-Pierre revealed the contract is for four fights.
While on SportsCenter, Dana White confirmed that St-Pierre would make his return against UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping sometime in 2017. On May 11, 2017, Dana White announced the fight had been canceled. The UFC and Bisping had wanted to have the fight at UFC 213 but St-Pierre announced on his Instagram page that had an eye injury and difficulty moving up a weight class would prevent him from fighting until November. During the post-fight conference at UFC 214 Dana White stated the fight was back on. White had intended for St-Pierre to fight current UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. However White was critical Woodley’s performance in his last two fights and with Robert Whittaker, Bisping’s next intended opponent, medically suspended until January 2018 White decided to return to the original plan.
The pairing with Bisping took place on November 4, 2017 in the main event at UFC 217, exactly 50 pay-per-views since UFC 167 where GSP last fought. St-Pierre defeated Bisping via technical submission in the third round to become the Middleweight Champion and the fourth person in UFC history to become a champion in multiple divisions.This win earned St-Pierre his first Performance of the Night bonus award. St-Pierre’s return to the octagon set the record for the Canadian pay-per-view market, surpassing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match from August 2017. St-Pierre’s win earned him the praise of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On December 7, 2017 St-Pierre announced that he vacated his UFC middleweight title after 31 days of holding the belt. Suffering from colitis, St-Pierre wanted to avoid holding up the middleweight division.
St-Pierre (26-2) is considered at the very minimum to be the greatest welterweight of all-time. After stepping away from the sport and giving up his title in late 2013, he returned to the Octagon last November after four years away from competition, submitting then-champion Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title. The only two losses of his career were to Matt Hughes and Matt Serra, and he avenged them both, with Hughes getting stopped twice and Serra once.
Georges St–Pierre- Khabib Nurmagomedov anticipated fight
Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage who is the current UFC Lightweight Champion. The first Muslim champion in the history of the UFC and is also a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and holds a black belt in Judo. He holds one of the longest undefeated streaks in MMA with 26 wins.
Nurmagomedov told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he would prefer to fight Georges St-Pierre rather than McGregor. A win over GSP, Nurmagomedov said, would be looked at as more impressive historically.
“I think about Georges St-Pierre,” Nurmagomedov said “He talk about he can make 155. He already middleweight and welterweight champion. Why not? For his legacy and my legacy, it’s very important.”
“I know him,” Nurmagomedov said of St-Pierre. “I respect him. When I grew up, I watched his fights. But about legacy, it’s very important for me. if I beat Conor or if I beat Georges St-Pierre, which one is better for my legacy?”
GSP’s REPLY TO Nurmagomedov
St-Pierre, though, doesn’t sound like he’s on board at the moment. The former two-weight-class champion from Montreal told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani early Sunday morning that there’s too much for the UFC to do with the lightweight division before he even thinks of coming to Nurmagomedov’s turf.
“I feel UFC and Khabib got unfinished business before I try to make a step in here to go for the 155 title,” St-Pierre said.
Still, Nurmagomedov isn’t holding his breath for his dream fight to become a reality.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_St-Pierre;https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/18/17248776/firas-zahabi-georges-st-pierre-no-doubt-greatest-fighter-of-all-time-demetrious-johnson-ufc-news; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khabib_Nurmagomedov; https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/4/8/17211882/georges-st-pierre-not-interested-in-fight-with-khabib-nurmagomedov-at-the-moment
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