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Georges St Pierre suffocates Khabib Nurmagomedov and tells Eddie Hall the playful gesture was revenge for a similar incident involving UFC icons in Moscow


Georges St Pierre jokingly got Khabib Nurmagomedov in a stranglehold at a recent event in the UK and the Canadian MMA legend told Eddie Hall what it was about.

Hall hosted the Arnold Classic 2021 in the UK and saw a host of stars from the fighting world meet and greet fans.

UFC legends shared a brilliant moment on stage together

GSP was one of those who attended the event in Birmingham and interrupted Khabib’s Q&A on stage to stifle him.

It was all fun and playful, with the two enjoying a good relationship.

Then speaking to Hall, GSP said: “A few years ago I was in Moscow and he came to a restaurant and strangled me. This time I told his team that I was going to come behind him like a choke.

“I have already warned his team! I didn’t want to blow myself up.

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Khabib took everything in a good mood and there is a lot of respect between the two MMA icons.

For years, former lightweight champion Khabib insisted it would be an honor to share an octagon with GSP and attempted to design a fight between the two.

‘Rush’ himself was passionate about fighting, but time has passed and now the two have happily retired from competition.

Georges St Pierre suffocates Khabib Nurmagomedov and tells Eddie Hall the playful gesture was revenge for a similar incident involving UFC icons in Moscow
GSP explained to Hall the reason for the choke

However, the Canadian recently revealed that Dana White had tried to offer him a fight against the Russian in recent months to apologize for blocking his attempts to deal with the Oscar De La Hoya fiasco – despite the refusal. of Khabib to fight again after making a promise. to his mother.

It was all smiles at the UK event, however, with Hall posing for photos with GSP and Khabib.

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