Typically being ranked alongside the likes of Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and LeBron James wouldn’t be a bad thing. However, the appeal decreases signifcantly when the group in question relates to a major sports outlet’s “Most Overhyped Athletes of 2011” list.
Such is the company Georges St. Pierre found himself in this week with the added sting of the source involving a Canadian publication.
According to SportsNet, GSP received a remarkable amount of attention despite accomplishing very little over the past twelve months. The main criticism of St. Pierre’s 2011 campaign had to do with his inability to put Jake Shields away at UFC 129.
“It was boring at best and continued a pattern of St. Pierre going the full distance without delivering the knockout blow or submission,” writes the popular MMA source.
The 30-year old St. Pierre only fought a single time this year due to injury.
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