Georges St-Pierre is considered to be one of the greatest mixed martial artists, if not the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. The Canadian welterweight was just unstoppable during his heydays. He held the record for the most consecutive wins in the welterweight division for quite a long time, and most of those wins included stellar title-defenses.
Georges St-Pierre retired in the year 2019, and in 2020 he was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame (Modern Wing). ‘Rush’s last fight in the Octagon was in 2017. The splendid GSP made his middleweight debut in his last fight and won the title against Michael Bisping – such was his greatness.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, GSP revealed who he thought is the best pound-for-pound in the UFC currently. He picked Nigerian welterweight Kamaru Usman to be the best active pound-for-pound in the UFC. He also called Usman to be the best fighter currently due to the fact that he is an active competitor.
‘In terms of performance, I think he’s one of the best right now‘ – Georges St-Pierre
St-Pierre was quoted as saying, “I think Usman, right now, is the best pound-for-pound. In terms of performance, I think he’s one of the best right now and he’s an active competitor.”
Usman recently surpassed GSP’s record for the most consecutive wins in the UFC’s welterweight division. He beat Gilbert Burns in the 3rd round at UFC 258 via. TKO to bring up his 13th consecutive victory in the UFC. He now has 14 wins after beating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, a couple of months ago.
If Usman keeps defending his title for a while, he will be on his way to being named as the greatest welterweight of all time. He currently has 4 title defenses to his name.
Can Usman eclipse Georges St-Pierre’s success and greatness?