Tristar Gym coach Firas Zahabi believes in the magnitude of a would-be fight between Georges St-Pierre and Conor McGregor.
The idea of a Georges St-Pierre vs. Conor McGregor match-up has been on the table for awhile now. While there has been radio silence from the McGregor camp, it is an idea that St-Pierre has never been interested in.
But for St-Pierre’s Tristar gym coach Firas Zahabi, this fight could actually go down in history books as an all-time great.
“I don’t think that’s crazy. I’ve been asking for that fight for over a year and a half now,” Zahabi told Express Sport. “I don’t think it’s a crazy fight. I think it’s a brilliant fight.”
“It would probably be the biggest fight in UFC history and MMA history,” he added. “And that record wouldn’t be broken for ten years. So why not do it?”
Zahabi was all praises for McGregor, particularly his punching power and attitude as a fighter.
“He’s got the touch of death in his hands. He knows what he’s doing, he’s highly intelligent, highly captivated, he’s extremely dangerous,” Zahabi said of the UFC lightweight champion. “And I don’t think he fears anybody.”
“So I think him and Georges would be a phenomenal fight.”
St-Pierre recently vacated the UFC middleweight title due to the ulcerative colitis he had been dealing with since his training camp in preparation for UFC 217. McGregor, on the other hand, remains uncertain about his next career move but did clarify that he wants a “real fight” in MMA, next.