Georges St. Pierre Responds to Criticism about Not Finishing Fights, Discusses Anderson Silva Bout
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is currently training for his first fight in nearly 18 months. Finally recovered from a serious knee injury, he will meet interim champion Carlos Condit in Montreal at UFC 154 on November 17. When he does, he vows to use a more aggressive style than he has employed of late.
Boasting a current record of 22-2, “GSP” has only lost once since 2004, but his last four victories have all been by judges’ decision. St. Pierre told the New York Post that he felt the individuals who disliked this lack of finishes were justified, saying,
“I agree with the criticism. I want to do better. I want to give more entertainment to the fans…I’ve been training to jump more on opportunities that are open to me. I’m still gonna fight my fight, but I’m going to be more opportunistic.”
St. Pierre’s bout with the talented and dangerous Condit has almost been overshadowed by talk of a potential superfight matchup between GSP and the UFC’s equally dominant middleweight champ, Anderson Silva. Although St. Pierre has indicated he would possibly be open to a fight with Silva, he also said that in a way, the widespread discussion of the bout bothered him:
“I hate that. They talk to me about the next fight and I’m not there. Like I’m supposed to win easy, like it’s a joke. Carlos Condit is a dangerous guy. I always respect my opponent.”
Nonetheless, he said that if the time was right, after the Condit fight, he might consider taking on Silva.