The former UFC Middleweight and Welterweight division Georges St-Pierre is an absolute legend of the game. St-Pierre holds a record of 26-2 in his professional MMA carrier in which eight of his wins came via knockouts and six via submission.
GSP announced his retirement in 2013 with a win against Johny Hendricks but after 5 years he came back to face the fans’ favorite Michael Bisping. St-Pierre defeated Bisping via submission and people consider him as the G.O.A.T of UFC.
In one of his recent interviews, Georges St-Pierre shared his views about the ongoing G.O.A.T debate in UFC. GSP Says, “What does being the best of the all-time mean? If it’s to compare every athlete who competed at their time and who was the most dominant at their time, who had the most achievements, for me, it’s Royce Gracie.”
“If you talk about who’s the strongest guy, if you would put everybody in the cage, who would come out alive, I think it would maybe be Fedor Emelianenko in his prime.”
“If you talk about the more flamboyant guy, the one who did some crazy stuff that you only see in movies and stuff like that, I would say maybe a guy like Anderson Silva or Vitor Belfort.”
“If you say the more well-rounded guy, I would say maybe Demetrious Johnson. If you ask about who’s the guy who faced the most adversity, maybe Jon Jones. But whoever you name, it’s a subjective thing, it’s an opinion.”
Georges St-Pierre believes the greatest UFC fighter hasn’t born yet
GSP believes in the modern world with the availability of technology the fighters can learn anything they want. That is why many more amazing fighters are yet to be born. St-Pierre added, “Now you can learn it in two minutes watching on the internet by a guy who lives in a different country from you,”
However he still believes there will be no one like Royce Gracie, he says, “There were no weight classes, they were fighting three times a night and there were head-butts and crazy things you could do back then.”