Georges St-Pierre has included Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva on his UFC ‘Mount Rushmore’.
The Canadian celebrity entered into the corporate’s ‘Corridor of Fame’ himself for his illustrious achievements throughout his profession, which noticed him carry each the welterweight and middleweight titles.
GSP defended his 170lbs strap on 9 consecutive events, the second-longest streak in historical past, and is broadly recognised as one of many biggest blended martial artists in historical past.
Nonetheless, when requested to choose 4 fighters for his proverbial ‘Mt Rushmore’, St-Pierre made certain to incorporate one of many biggest to ever do it alongside some extra acquainted names.
Talking on the Complicated Sports activities podcast, the 39-year-old determined to choose Jones, McGregor, Khabib and Silva alongside Royce Gracie – the person who impressed him as a teen.
Right here’s what he mentioned about all of them.
“In the event you ask me who was probably the most dominating champion ever, then it’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, as a result of he was undefeated, he most likely by no means misplaced a spherical.”
“Confronted probably the most adversity, I bought to say Jon Jones is there too.”
“Who has probably the most flamboyance? I feel Anderson Silva as a result of he had some loopy spotlight reels.”
“Who has the most important draw by way of who raised the bar by way of pay-per-views and consciousness for the game? Conor McGregor.”
“Now I’m going to go for my private one. Who modified the sport, who was the primary one and did one thing that had by no means been finished earlier than? I feel it’s Royce Gracie.”
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There have been talks about St-Pierre doubtlessly returning to the octagon to face Khabib, who referred to as time on his profession at 29-Zero in October, however he quashed the rumours himself on Michael Bisping’s ‘Consider You Me’ podcast.
He mentioned: “However considering the thought of preventing in opposition to who’s the best proper now, it’s Khabib, issues would should be lined up proper to ensure that me to think about it.
“I might give it some thought critically if the situations are proper by way of the burden class and all that, however there’s no approach I’m gonna go right down to 155 now.”