Khabib vs Georges St-Pierre fight a ‘big possibility’ after Gaethje at UFC 254, says Russian star’s coach

GEORGES ST-PIERRE is "a big possibility" for Khabib Nurmagomedov's final fight in MMA.

The Russian brawler is preparing to take on Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 before a possible final fight to claim a 30-0 record.

If Gaethje is dispatched in October, Khabib will be one win away from a perfect career record that coach Javier Mendez believes is the 31-year-old's ultimate goal.

On a match-up between the legendary pair, the American Kickboxing Academy founder told MMAJunkie: “Yeah, it’s a big possibility.

"He might do that because all the times that I was with him and his dad, they’ve talked about those things: two more fights, 30-0.

“They want to a legacy fight, then be done and help the other guys that are starting their fighting careers.

"There’s great fighters, cousins of his who are great fighter like Umar and Usman Nurmagomedov. They’re his blood. They’re going to be great fighters. Islam Makhachev too.

“So he wants to help them get to the title. I don’t think he’ll fight beyond that, but anything is possible.

"I was a fighter too and when you’re finishing a career, you feel it in your heart, you want to fight more and it’s hard not to fight. I don’t think he’ll continue fighting, but anything is possible.”

He added: "The person that beats GSP will be the best of all time."

St. Pierre, 39, last fought in 2017 having earned his iconic status with a string of ten consecutive Welterweight Championship wins a decade ago.

But the Canadian recently showed how he is keeping in tip-top condition for a potential return to the Octagon.

As for GSP, this fight motivates me very much. It was the dream fight of my father.

Many fans want to see Khabib cap off his career with a rematch against Conor McGregor yet he has already indicated his desire for a meeting with GSP.

Speaking of how the fight would fulfill a dream of his late father, the Russian said: "If I beat Gaethje in October and we fight Georges St-Pierre before Ramadan, that would be awesome. We will see.

"Dana White told me that after my fight with Gaethje the UFC will negotiate with Georges St-Pierre.

"If Georges St-Pierre says yes, then the fight will happen. The UFC and me, we are interested.”

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