“Everyone has a violent side. My job is to win, and in order to win most of the time I need to injure my opponent. It’s a violent sport but in real life I’m not a violent guy. I’m an athlete in a full contact sport so it requires violence to win. I’ve had a lot of criticism about not finishing fights, but if there’s anyone who wants to finish fights it’s me. It’s hard to stay champion and in the welterweight division today’s number one can so easily become tomorrow’s number two.”
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre tells the guys over at TheGlobeandMail.com that he wants to finish fights even more than the fans want him to.
It’s been awhile since GSP has put himself in harm’s way in order to deliver that punishing blow. However, he still remains one of the sport’s most popular fighters, but his critics are mounding up with each performance he puts on.
With his next opponent coming in the form of Stockton’s Nick Diaz, will GSP finally get a chance to finish someone inside the Octagon and silence his critics or will UFC 143 come and go just as his last several title defenses?
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