GSP shares thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor being on MMA Mt Rushmore

Georges St-Pierre (GSP) vs Khabib Nurmagomedov could actually happen

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are two of the best in the world but what does Georges St-Pierre (GSP) think of them being on the MMA Mt Rushmore?

Georges St-Pierre will go down as one of the greatest MMA talents of all-time.

The Canadian won the Welterweight and Middleweight titles during his illustrious career in the UFC. GSP, as he is called, defended his Welterweight title on nine occasions. He also defeated Michael Bisping on his Middleweight debut to win the title but vacated it.

Michael Bisping retired after losing to Kelvin Gastelum
Michael Bisping of England is pinned by Georges St-Pierre of Canada in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

GSP hasn’t fought since 2017 and holds an MMA record of 26 wins and two losses. He features heavily in talks of being the greatest MMA talent event and also on the Mt Rushmore of the sport.

However, the Canadian was asked about his Mt Rushmore and brought up five names in all this.

The 39-year-old was speaking on the Complex Sports podcast and named Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Anderson Silva, Royce Gracie and Jon Jones (h/t Talk Sport):

“If you ask me who was the most dominating champion ever, then it’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, because he was undefeated, he probably never lost a round.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his victory over Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He then spoke about Jon Jones and Anderson Silva:

“If you ask me who was the most dominating champion ever, then it’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, because he was undefeated, he probably never lost a round.

“Who has the most flamboyance? I think Anderson Silva because he had some crazy highlight reels.”

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McGregor is one of the biggest money makers for the UFC and that was one reason why GSP put the Irishman on his Mt Rushmore:

“Who has the biggest draw in terms of who raised the bar in terms of pay-per-views and awareness for the sport? Conor McGregor.”

Conor McGregor and his son, Conor Jack
Conor McGregor with his son, Conor Jack McGregor Jr., on the field prior to Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Gracie, however, is one of the pioneers in MMA. If it wasn’t for people like him, the UFC would not have grown as much as it has and GSP brought up why he also featured on his MMA greats list:

“Now I am going to go for my personal one. Who changed the game, who was the first one and did something that had never been done before? I think it’s Royce Gracie.”

GSP might have retired a while back but he has been linked with a fight against Khabib. That was touted to be the 30th fight for the Russian.

However, it seems unlikely that will take place now. Khabib has also retired and it will take a bit of a miracle for the pair to meet up in this dream outing.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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