Georges St-Pierre reveals who he thinks is the “perfect fighter”
If one were to make a Mount Rushmore of MMA, you would be hard-pressed to exclude former welter- and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian is doubtlessly the most accomplished welterweight the UFC has seen. “GSP” holds the record for most consecutive and successful title defences, as well as the most takedowns in UFC history.
While a UFC return for St-Pierre seems unlikely, there is a potential bout that has constantly caused speculation: A fight with undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. As a guest on the MMA podcast MMATruFan, “GSP” revealed his interest in a bout with Nurmagomedov.
“Khabib was very exciting for me because, for a fighter, a fighter doesn’t think like a normal person,” St-Pierre said.
The Canadian former UFC champ added that it’s Nurmagomedov’s undefeated status and sense of invincibility that intices him. As of now, nobody has been able to properly test the lightweight champion, who has dominated almost every round of every UFC fight he has had.
“A fighter always wants to fight a guy who seems invincible, a guy who seems like the perfect fighter, who is unbeatable,” Georges St-Pierre added. “He has an aura of invincibility. So, that means if I do it I’ll be the first to have ever done it. It’s not a question of money. Yeah, the money is there but it’s not a question of money first. It’s a question of glory, of self accomplishment, of making it in a way that you’ll be in history forever, for myself.”
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St-Pierre most recently competed at UFC 217, after an almost five year hiatus from the sport of MMA. He moved up to middleweight after a career at welterweight to challenge then champion Michael Bisping. In a bloody bout in which “GSP” was cut open, he managed to submit Bisping in the third round, becoming UFC champion for the third time.
While rumours and reports of a potential comeback have surfaced time and time again, as of now there seems to be little chance that we will se “GSP” return to the octagon.