Javier Mendez, coach of the Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Habib Nurmagomedov in an interview with YouTube channel ESPN has chosen opponent, the battle which would be for the Russians a decent retirement.
Mendez considered that the fight against canadian Georges St-Pierre would be a battle for legacy. According to him, Nurmagomedov could win 30 wins and finish a career. “If you can arrange, want to see 30:0 in this battle, Habib ready for it,” the coach added.
on July 29, Nurmagomedov said that he sees St-Pierre and his rival in case of a victory over American Justin Gati. The plans of the Russians to increase the number of wins in MMA up to 30 and withdraw from the sport. Match Gati and Nurmagomedov will be held in October.
Nurmagomedov is the current holder of the belt of the champion of UFC in the lightweight division. On account of his 28 victories in 28 fights. Russian holds the second place of the rating of fighters of the organization without taking into account weight categories.
Saint-Pierre left the sport in February 2019. Prior to that, he also announced his retirement and returned to MMA after a long break and won the last game for the championship belt.