GSP: G.O.A.T. is a fugazi

The welterweight G.O.A.T. Georges St-Pierre spoke recently with Ariel Helwani and was asked if he was the greatest of all time in MMA.

“I don’t think there is nobody that is the greatest,” replied GSP, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. “Let me explain that to you. There is three guys, right? This guy will beat guy, guy will beat guy, and guy will beat this guy. That’s how it is in this game. ... It’s just a matter of timing. Everybody can beat everybody on any given day. You make a fight against a top guy 10 times, the guy will probably not win it 10 times. Depending on the situation, he might win nine out of the 10. And makes fights, too. There are guys that have your number – you don’t know why. In the fight game, it’s not a straight line.”

“When I was young, I wanted to be the best of all time but when I got older and had more experience, I realized it’s just a fugazi – it doesn’t exist. You cannot be the best fighter on the planet. There will always be one guy that will beat you. I know some people say, ‘No that’s not true’ but if you train with many different training partners, with different people, you’ll find out it’s true. There’s guys better than you maybe who are not fighting but if you fight them in the gym you’ll see they are gonna beat you. It’s like that. That’s how the world works. There’s no better guy. There will always be one guy that will have your number, will beat you. That’s how it is. There is no better guy. Any given day, one guy will be better than the other.”

“When you fight a guy and you’re champion, you’re champion because you only beat that guy, that night. It doesn’t give you the right to put you above all the rest of the roster. That’s how most people see it but that’s not how I see it, myself, right now. Before that’s how I used to think but now I realize it’s all an illusion.”

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Ironically enough, that attitude is why he's the GOAT.

He just consistently worked to be the best GSP he could be, and the GSP he became was fucking transcendent.

The greatest fighter who ever lived, even if he could be beaten on any given Sunday.

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GSP gets it. Just stop with all the GOAT nonsense. I remember when DC beat Stipe he tried to shove the GOAT nonsense down our throats. Just shut up about it and do your job. The fans will all pick whoever they want anyways. I ain't got time to argue about who's the greatest. 

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Atta boy, George!!!

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That's why he's the GOAT.

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on top of everything he said correct, theres also a huge difference between gym performance and in cage result.

word on the street was that jay hieron had GSP's number in training sessions. but George demolished him in the UFC.

its generally considered bad training etitquete to just go nuts on somebody during a session. so while you do get a very accurate idea of whos better, youre still going at a training pace under training parameters.

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Legendary fighter. That attitude kept him on top for a long time. As far as game planning goes, I don’t think there will be anyone better for a while.

I read that in his voice

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Nobody could andle dat riddum...

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jonnierockets20 -

I read that in his voice

Its funny you say that. When I watch porn and look at the comments for the video I just saw, for some strang reason I read them all in GSP's voice. It's weird.

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GSP the non-goat GOAT.

Slowshot - Ironically enough, that attitude is why he's the GOAT.

He just consistently worked to be the best GSP he could be, and the GSP he became was fucking transcendent.

The greatest fighter who ever lived, even if he could be beaten on any given Sunday.

This

100% agree with everything posted

Thanks yall

Dead President -
Slowshot - Ironically enough, that attitude is why he's the GOAT.

He just consistently worked to be the best GSP he could be, and the GSP he became was fucking transcendent.

The greatest fighter who ever lived, even if he could be beaten on any given Sunday.

This

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GSP is correct. Anybody on any given day can beat the other guys. 

MasterofMartialArts -
Dead President -
Slowshot - Ironically enough, that attitude is why he's the GOAT.

He just consistently worked to be the best GSP he could be, and the GSP he became was fucking transcendent.

The greatest fighter who ever lived, even if he could be beaten on any given Sunday.

This


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GSP is correct. Anybody on any given day can beat the other guys. 



Yup. GSP is just the guy with the fewest number of days where he'd lose, which is why he's the indisuputable GOAT.

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The greatest imo. A true martial artist.

 

Imagine Jon Jones saying those words.

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"There will always be one guy that will beat you."

GSP is correct, his name was Johnny Big Rigg Hendricks: http://mmadecisions.com/decision/4707/Georges-St-Pierre-vs-Johny-Hendricks

The "Of all time" part, given father time is undefeated, creates an oxymoron situation.

Nytron -

"There will always be one guy that will beat you."


GSP is correct, his name was Johnny Big Rigg Hendricks: http://mmadecisions.com/decision/4707/Georges-St-Pierre-vs-Johny-Hendricks


The "Of all time" part, given father time is undefeated, creates an oxymoron situation.

Or Matt Hughes


 


Or Matt Serra


 


But I think you miss the point

BJTT-OGtripleOG - 
Nytron -

"There will always be one guy that will beat you."


GSP is correct, his name was Johnny Big Rigg Hendricks: http://mmadecisions.com/decision/4707/Georges-St-Pierre-vs-Johny-Hendricks


The "Of all time" part, given father time is undefeated, creates an oxymoron situation.

Or Matt Hughes


 


Or Matt Serra


 


But I think you miss the point


for Conor it was:

"Or for Diaz"

"Or for Kahbib"

When Conor avenges his loss to Kahbib. He will be on par with GSP. Tony will lose against Kahbib setting up the rematch.

...unless Kahbib starts using words like corona, ramadan or retirement for "legacy"..

I read the title wrong and thought he was gonna say Fugazi is the goat punk band...

But yeah, gsp is also the goat