UFC News, Rumors: Georges St Pierre Eyeing Conor McGregor Vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Winner

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During the UFC's 25th anniversary press conference on Friday in Los Angeles, the blockbuster announcement was made that Khabib Nurmagomedov would be defending his lightweight title on Oct. 6 against a returning Conor McGregor at UFC 229. While this is the bout that everyone has been anticipating for a while, just as with any fight, you have to start pondering what could be next for whomever emerges from Las Vegas as the lightweight champ. A legendary name may be stepping up to the plate, and that's where we begin our look at some of the biggest headlines for Monday, Aug. 6. 

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GSP interested in Khabib vs. McGregor winner

While appearing in an interview with "Submission Radio" in Australia on Monday, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre was asked about his interest in potentially facing Nurmagomedov or McGregor following their Oct. 6 showdown. GSP didn't hold back in admitting that he has interest in that big-money fight, while also appearing somewhat worrisome that the UFC may be hesitant to award him a title shot given his history of relinquishing belts. 

"I would be interested in that fight," St-Pierre said. "That's a win-win situation. It's a legacy upgrade and it's good money -- it's gonna be a big fight. Yeah. However, I fought at 170, I relinquished a title. I fought at 185, I relinquished a title. I don't think UFC will let me fight for the title at 155. They will be afraid I relinquish and I left the division in ruins.

"From my perspective, it's a very winning situation. For UFC, it's a big risk for them. Like I said, I'm older. I know Khabib, I've met Khabib many times. Khabib is actually bigger than me. He's a bigger guy."

Within the last five years, St-Pierre has twice vacated UFC titles. In 2013, he relinquished the welterweight title he put on the map about a month after a victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 to take a hiatus from MMA. GSP would return to competition last year, immediately earning a middleweight title shot against Michael Bisping at UFC 217. He captured the belt with a submission win in the third round but later vacated that championship, citing ulcerative colitis and his reluctance to hold up the division. 

Concerns over the short-term status of a particular division aside, UFC would gladly welcome the chance to promote one of its all-time greatest competitors facing off with the current king of a stacked lightweight crew, no matter how fans may feel about St-Pierre earning another chance to jump the line. 

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