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GSP: I'll Be The David Beckham Of MMA | MMA News


By Evan Stoumbelis
Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre has his sights set on becoming the David Beckham of Mixed Martial Arts.  The 36 year old Los Angeles Galaxy star player has a whopping salary of £160million, and earns around £26million from sponsorships. (The Sun)  St. Pierre only earns £5million for headlining a PPV fight.  St. Pierre said “My goal one day is to be the David Beckham of MMA but I still have a lot to do to reach that point. Mr Beckham is a great role model and I aspire to do the same.” 

GSP suffered an ACL tear in December while training for a fight with now-suspended fighter Nick Diaz.  Georges has his sights set on a November comeback against interim Welterweight Champ Carlos Condit at UFC 154

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29 Comments to GSP: I'll Be The David Beckham Of MMA | MMA News

  1. Will says:

    Where did he say, “I’ll be the David Beckham of MMA”?

    this site has to hackjob reporting on it sometimes. Enough with the amateur BS. Grow up.

    • m says:

      it says it at the end of the article in Quotes and Italic.

      St. Pierre said “My goal one day is to be the David Beckham of MMA but I still have a lot to do to reach that point. Mr Beckham is a great role model and I aspire to do the same.”

      • The King says:

        Yeah fuck face Will!! READ! Or GTFO!

      • AJ says:

        Exactly, he said “My goal is to be…” and “I aspire to be…” He never said “I’ll be the David Beckham of MMA.” There is a big grammatical difference, which a reporter/journalist should know the difference between the two. GSP is too humble to actually claim he will be, which is why he said that his aspirations are to become what he said. Will is right, there is a difference.

  2. rondo says:

    Of course he will be, hes already the Wayne Gretzky,Derek Jeter,Micheal Jordon and Payton Manning of MMA Why not David Beckham….lol

  3. james says:

    So he wants to be the guy that is over hyped over paid and pretty much makes a goal once in a blue moon. It fits gsp well. Their both very alike. Gsp only cares about money just like becham hes overhyped and puts on a boring fight. Just like becham he barely fights once a year and top of that he never finishes a fight or follow through. Makes complete sense.

    • Anti-Hater says:

      GSP only cares about money?

      Auto-fail.

    • nasher says:

      Beckham was class in his prime, he’s just got old, thats why he has to play in America.

      • -J- says:

        Bullocks ! Beckham is an overrated player with a good right foot. He can't pass a defender and was never world footballplayer of the year. He was lucky to be in a good team like ManU.
        He never made the difference in Madrid nor in the national team.
        The guy is a marketingmachine……thanks to posh spice.
        So GSP wants to be a marketingmachine……

        • nasher says:

          the man can put a football on a sixpence from 60 yards pal, and just because he didnt win world player of the year, doesnt make him bad or even average. take a look back at all of his achievements before you make such silly remarks. granted, these days he is just a cash cow, but the man WAS a quality player

  4. Anti-Hater says:

    St. Pierre said “My goal one day is to be the David Beckham of MMA but I still have a lot to do to reach that point. Mr Beckham is a great role model and I aspire to do the same.”

    Can you read?

    • krafty11 says:

      Yes, he needs to start to his tattoo collection and get an uber-thin wife with lots of enhancements. After he does that he will be the David Beckham of MMA. Oops, I also forgot to mention when he leaves the UFC ( La Liga for Beckham) and moves to Bellator (Major League Soccer) , then he will be Mr. David Beckham.

    • krafty11 says:

      Yes, when he starts a tattoo collection , gets an uber-thin wife with a few enhancements, and leaves the UFC (La Liga) for Bellator (Major League Soccer) then he will morph into the David Beckham of MMA.

      I tried to post earlier, so if it shows up, sorry for the double-post.

  5. chris says:

    A lovely start would be for him to put a beating on Mr track and field

  6. jim says:

    I actually don’t even know what that means.

  7. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Problem is GSP you only compete once maybe every 2 -3 years and are scared to fight anyone your own size or even 5 -10lbs bigger. GSP will never be considered best ever because he has been scared to fight ever since he was KO’d by a lightweight in Serra

    • Anti-Hater says:

      GSP fights on average as much as any other fighter, twice a year. He’s also one of the most dedicated fighters in the sport and is a great ambassador for MMA. You can’t act like a child just because someone dominates their division and injures their ACL. Cruz has the same injury and will be out for just as long, this stuff happens.

      You also seem discontent on some kind of catch-weight fight that many would like to see, but seem to only be hampering one of the contestants. Both are unwilling to have a catch-weight fight it is their right as top pound-for-pounds to do so. You are not in a position to scream, shout and stomp your feet because you’re not getting it when you want it.

      Here’s a e-tissue.

      If you’re going to be biased and ignorant, please type your comments into a word document and save them for yourself to read. Don’t poison the internet.

      • Brian says:

        i love you, no homo.

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        No GSP doesn’t fight 2x times ayear and hasn’t for at least 4 years. Typical GSP nuthugger who adds up all his fights and divides by years he’s been fighting. GSP fights less than ALL otehr champs because he knows he can’t beat the new breed of UFC WW and he even has a pass against Rory which is total B.S. GSP is a has been champ who is only milking his ACL and his career for $$$$. he has lost his will to fight. GSP will never fight Silva cause he is scared

  8. Condit is a fake champ says:

    He wants to be a has been who competes against sub par athletes for money.

  9. the original steve says:

    the only sports i watch are mma and soccer. and i will say he is already a shit ton better than david beckham

  10. Gabi says:

    Sucks GSP went from hungry exciting fighter to content boring fighter. After Serra got that lucky punch he’s changed. He never recovered and has been a point boring fighter. And I like GSP

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