Kamaru Usman calls out ‘legend’ Georges St-Pierre for mega fight as champion eyes welterweight record

Usman has not lost an MMA fight for seven years (SIPA USA/PA Images)
11:02am, Fri 17 Jul 2020
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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is hoping to entice Georges St-Pierre out of retirement for one last huge fight.

The Nigerian Nightmare bossed Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 earlier this month to win a comfortable decision.

Usman beat Masvidal by unanimous decision at UFC 251 (SIPA USA/PA Images)

And now Usman has equalled St-Pierre’s record of 12 UFC welterweight victories in a row, he wants to break the record against the Canadian.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, he said: "Honestly I would have to say George St-Pierre.

"Right now we’re tied for the record, most consecutive wins in the welterweight division.

“George is a tough guy, George is a legend, George is a guy that’s been around for a while, has put his time in and is considered as one of the best, and that’s where I aim to be.

“George can still do it, he proved it two years ago when he came back, I feel he’s still able to do it.

"I feel he’s still able to come in and be that opponent that people are unsure, like you know what, ‘we don’t know if Usman has got this one,’ and I think that George St-Pierre can be that guy. If George wants to do it, George can get it too."

St-Pierre has not fought since he beat Michael Bisping in November 2017 (The Canadian Press/PA Images)

St-Pierre retired from MMA in 2018 with a record of 26 wins and two defeats.

GSP has not lost a professional MMA bout since he was beaten by Matt Serra in April 2007.

Meanwhile, Usman has not lost since his second fight way back in May 2013.

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