Kenny Florian believes that Georges St-Pierre has earned the right to contest super fights rather than title bouts.
Khabib Nurmagomedov called for the former welterweight and middleweight UFC champion after claiming the lightweight title at UFC 223. Replying to the Russian’s proposal, St-Pierre told MMA Fighting that both Nurmagomedov and UFC have “unfinished business” to attend to before he could step in to take shot at the lightweight strap.
Although it’s up in the air if the Canadian will return to the Octagon as he battles colitis, Florian is confident that the celebrated champion will return to his old stomping ground in the future.
“I think Georges will most likely fight,” Florian told Ariel Helwani on the latest episode of The MMA Hour.
“I think he’s going to fight in some kind of superfight scenario. I don’t think it’s going to be against a champion necessarily, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some kind of non-title fight that’s going to be big, and why not?
“Again, if there is one guy who deserves it, it’s Georges St-Pierre. He’s a guy that’s proven time and time again that he’s a big pay-per-view star and I think there are a lot of fun fights that you can make as well.”
“KenFlo” thinks fights against newly crowned Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor would appeal to the masses more than other potential opponents that could be pitted against St-Pierre.
“Who would he fight? I think someone like a Khabib Nurmagomedov would be interesting. I don’t know if they’d make it a catch weight or something like that, but another person of course would be Conor McGregor.
“I think no matter what way you look at it those are the two biggest names in the sport. You’d have the biggest name in the sport from a past generation taking on the current biggest name, Conor McGregor. I think that would be a mega fight.”