If a Georges St-Pierre vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight actually takes place down the line, Kevin Lee will be there to give the former a helping hand.
UFC president Dana White recently revealed he would be open to making the fight if it was Nurmagomedov’s wish for his final bow in the sport.
St-Pierre — who officially retired last year — has made no secret of his desire to face Nurmagomedov and seemed to pleased after hearing those words from White.
GSP recently re-affirmed his desire to stay retired, but the Khabib fight could lead to a change of heart 👀
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 28, 2020
Nurmagomedov would go on to mention facing St-Pierre on a potential date in April 2021.
But first, “The Eagle” will have to get past Justin Gaethje who he faces in a lightweight title unification fight set for UFC 254 on October 24.
And it’s a fight Lee will be keeping an eye on, even though he believes there the outcome is more or less predictable.
“Yeah, I’m gonna be there for that fight. I’m gonna watch that one,” Lee told Helen Yee in a recent interview. “I don’t know, it’s a tough fight. But Khabib is probably going to run over him. Gaethje is kind of one trick at this moment and I can kind of see Khabib running over him again.”
As for St-Pierre vs. Nurmagomedov, Lee is more than ready to help his Tristar teammate in “GSP” prepare for the lightweight champion. Especially as he feels he knows Nurmagomedov’s game inside and out.
“I’ll be healthy by then, I’ll be ready to come back and I’ll be fighting and training,” Lee said. “I’m doing my camp up at Tristar where Georges is. So when he gets ready for that fight, I’m gonna be in his corner. I’ll be part of his training camp to help him get ready for that.
“I feel I know Khabib’s game in and out and we’re gonna come up with something real nice. Khabib’s good, I’ll give it to him, but he ain’t there, he ain’t like that.”
Unsurprisingly, Lee believes there will only be one winner in that fight as well.
“Yeah, for sure, for sure. I don’t think he [Nurmagomedov] stands a chance,” Lee added of whether he thought St-Pierre would win.
You can watch the interview below where Lee gives an update on his current status and his fighting future: