UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre has built a reputation for himself as one of the most dominant fighters to ever grace the Octagon, stringing together a number of consecutive wins against some of the MMA’s best en route to a 22-2 record and successful title-defenses against the likes of Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Jake Shields, and BJ Penn.
However, GSP has only finished two of the opponents he’s beaten in the past five years, drawing fire from folks who expect to see stoppages in the ring before putting St-Pierre in the company of all-time great Anderson Silva. Interestingly enough, “Rush” actually seems to be on board with the notion, putting those past performances on his shoulders instead of brushing off outside opinions.
“I agree with the criticism. I want to do better. I want to give more entertainment to the fans,” said St-Pierre in an interview with the New York Post. “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 will have a chance to live up to his own expectations in a few weeks when he faces Carlos Condit at UFC 154. Condit hasn’t been beaten outside of on the scorecards since June 2006, making it all the more impressive if St-Pierre picks up a submission/TKO victory on November 17 when the two talented 170-pounders lock horns.
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