Georges St-Pierre will not be fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov anytime soon.
UFC president Dana White met behind closed doors on Friday and last night on the UFC’s first ever card on ABC the boss updated everyone on the status of the promotion undefeated lightweight champion.
White said that Nurmagomedov will keep an eye on UFC 257 and White mentioned Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, Dan Hooker, and Charles Oliveira as possible opponents for Nurmagomedov if he choices not to retire.
St-Pierre, who hasn’t fought since winning the middleweight championship at UFC 217 in 2017, was never mentioned in the conversation and according to White neither GSP or Nurmagomedov are interested in fighting each other.
“Nope,” White said Saturday at his post-fight press conference. “GSP never came up. (Nurmagomedov) isn’t interested in that fight. From what I hear today, after that, neither is GSP. So, that’s over.”
When the UFC wraps up their brief stint on Fight Island, White and Nurmagomedov will go to dinner in Las Vegas to further their conversation as to what the future as in store.
“He’s cornering on Wednesday and then he leaves,” White said. “He leaves and goes to Vegas. I’ll have the fight and fly home on Sunday, and I’ll see him again in Vegas. Those fights will have played out. He and I are going to hook up and go to dinner in Vegas and talk again. We’ll make a decision. The one thing he did say is, ‘I won’t hold up the division.’”