Georges St-Pierre on Khamzat Chimaev: When you miss weight it’s a big disrespect



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Georges St-Pierre on Khamzat Chimaev: When you miss weight it’s a big disrespect

Georges St-Pierre is not satisfied with the behavior of Khamzat Chimaev who exceeded the weight limit. St Pierre thinks that this is not right on the part of the fighter, but it seems that there were certain reasons. “He needs to make weight,” St-Pierre told The Schmo.

“When you miss weight it’s a big disrespect not only to your opponent but to the sport. But we don’t know what happened. Maybe there’s a reason, maybe there’s a medical reason or something, so when you don’t know, you don’t know.

But for sure, in the future, if he misses weight another time, maybe that will prevent him from having a title shot."

St Pierre and the next match

St. Pierre is already looking forward to the next match and hopes that it will happen.

It will be interesting to see what comes next for Chimaev in the coming period. “Maybe give him the chance to go back at 170 if he wants to, but he can’t miss weight. Missing weight, it’s hard to forgive. As a fan, I would like to see Kamaru Usman get revenge [for the next title fight] because if anyone deserves it, it’s him.

Maybe perhaps Chimaev has a shot against the winner of this fight [with Leon Edwards]”. Nate Diaz still managed to beat Tony Ferguson, which makes St Pierre happy. However, he warned Diaz to be smart in this business and to think carefully about his decisions.

“I’m very happy for him,” St-Pierre said of Diaz. “He came out on top, beautiful. Whatever he does next, it’s up to him. But he’s got the power to choose what he wants to do and he’s gonna be paid accordingly.

You need to be smart in this business and what I’m saying to the young fighters, it’s that you should retire from the sport, not let the sport retire you”.