Georges St-Pierre also known as GSP wants the UFC to know that when he comes back inside the Octagon, he only wants to fight the “biggest names” in the organization and nothing less.
Since GSP has been in talks with the UFC of his comeback, the 34-year old former welterweight champ told MMA Fighting that he will be coming more aggressive as he plans to knock out every single super star that the UFC has rather than just go for his belt, which he surrendered when he went off the grid in December 2013.
I’m going to tell you something. The belt is the title and maybe I shouldn’t say that. Maybe my manager will be angry. Yes, the belt means a lot. I would rather be known as the best ever than holding the belt. If you’re the best and even if you don’t have the belt and you’re the best, it’s more gratifying. The belt is a material thing. It’s good. I won it a few times. But I want to fight the best, the biggest name,” St-Pierre said.
He is not rushing things for his comeback and narrated that he will be doing a trial training to gauge where his physical and mental capacity is and after that he will make a decision, though his manager Rodolphe Beaulieu discussions with the UFC that have gotten more serious in recent weeks.
With that in mind, it looks like GSP wants to take a crack at current welterweight champion Robbie Lawler while disregarding the fact that he has his belt, but Lawler is a fine catch as he is a big name in the UFC. There is also a possibility of putting him against Anderson Silva or even silence Nate Diaz once and for all.
“When I do something, I want to do it big. I want to be the best. I want to fight the guy who’s the best, who’s the biggest name,” St-Pierre explains.
And while the world awaits his comeback, Freddie Roach will have time to condition GSP for his comeback stint as he will be undergoing his toughest test training ever under the Hall of Fame trainer, who had produced the world’s first eight-division boxing champ in Manny Pacquiao.
On the other hand, HNGN’s Mike Woolfson writes that aside from the talks with the UFC, GSP is also concern about his sponsor, which he will not be able to make extra money with since Reebok has struck a deal with the UFC as its official outfitter. But despite the hang ups over the sponsor thing, it will not for sure affect the fact that GSP is on his way back.
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