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kevint13 09-13-2012 03:29 PM

George St. Pierre ďItís hard to finish a guy who doesnít fight to win.Ē
 
http://www.bjpenn.com/mmanews/2012/0...ews-36608.html

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Since 2007, every time George St. Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) has stepped inside the octagon, it has been to face the second best welterweight fighter in the world.

The UFC welterweight champion, St. Pierre, has gone to the judgesí scorecards in five of his past six outings, including his latest victory over Jake Shields at UFC 129 in Toronto.

Other UFC champions, such as Junior Dos Santos and Anderson Silva, have not struggled in terms of ďsealing the dealĒ against there opponents. So one is left to wonder what is the reason behind GSPís recent decision streak?

Some fans have accused George of becoming a point fighter, ever since his stunning loss to Matt Serra at UFC 69 in April of 2007.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, George explained his theory on why most of his recent bouts have gone to the judgesí scorecards:

ďI can make up a bunch of excuses but the truth is Iím fighting the best guys all the time and itís tough competition. You cannot always win by beautiful fashion. The guy that is in front of me is a very good guy. Heís the number one contender all the time and now Iím fighting the (interim) world champ in Carlos Condit. Iím working a lot more on being more opportunistic and itís going to pay off Iím sureÖ I think that my opponents have become better in time. Sometimes, when you break a guy mentally, he doesnít fight to win anymore, he fights to not lose and to survive. That minimizes the opportunity for him to be finished. And thatís whatís happening in a lot of my fights and itís hard to finish a guy who doesnít fight to win.Ē

George returns from a 19-month injury layoff to headline UFC 154, where he faces interim titleholder Carlos Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC). UFC 154 goes down November 17 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event airs live on PPV.
Sorry, just had to laugh as it has to be everyone else's fault for why he cannot finish a fight....couldn't possibly be him. :laugh:

flo 09-13-2012 04:50 PM

What a load of poo!

I think the long gap between fights has made him delusional. :)

JavierDLC 09-13-2012 04:59 PM

GSP Still The Greatest Welterweight in town!!

Tyburn 09-13-2012 06:39 PM

Dear, Oh Dear

perhaps we'll get lucky and Carlos Condit might win :laugh:

Bonnie 09-13-2012 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by kevint13 (Post 194773)
"I think that my opponents have become better in time. Sometimes, when you break a guy mentally, he doesnít fight to win anymore, he fights to not lose and to survive. That minimizes the opportunity for him to be finished. And thatís whatís happening in a lot of my fights and itís hard to finish a guy who doesnít fight to win."

Sorry, just had to laugh as it has to be everyone else's fault for why he cannot finish a fight....couldn't possibly be him. :laugh:

Isn't that what critics have been saying about him regarding his last several fights? Is he really saying he broke all these guys mentally? :rolleyes:

rearnakedchoke 09-13-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JavierDLC (Post 194775)
GSP Still The Greatest Welterweight in town!!

exactly .... haters gonna hate ... after one round its a foregone conclusion gsp is gonna dominate ... it becomes positional for guys and they wanna just survive ... if gsp was squeaking by on split decisions and leaving doubt with the judges, that is one thing, but since the loss to serra, he has been a freight train pounding on people ... gsp is the worst possible match up for condit ... condit will be on his back from the start .....

Tyburn 09-13-2012 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnie (Post 194783)
Isn't that what critics have been saying about him regarding his last several fights? Is he really saying he broke all these guys mentally? :rolleyes:

:laugh:

Well he certainly DIDNT break them physically

:laugh:

Bonnie 09-13-2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 194784)
exactly .... haters gonna hate ... after one round its a foregone conclusion gsp is gonna dominate ... it becomes positional for guys and they wanna just survive ... if gsp was squeaking by on split decisions and leaving doubt with the judges, that is one thing, but since the loss to serra, he has been a freight train pounding on people ... gsp is the worst possible match up for condit ... condit will be on his back from the start .....

Why is truth called hate? Isn't it fair to say he has established a pattern now of not finishing his fights? He's the one coming out with this "questionable" reason of why he hasn't been able to finish his last several opponents. We're just expressing our skepticism about his reasoning. :laugh:

Bonnie 09-13-2012 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyburn (Post 194786)
:laugh:

Well he certainly DIDNT break them physically

:laugh:

Well, maybe BJ. :laugh: I'm just not sure what came first, the mental or physical. And to all the BJ lovers, I mean no offense with what I'm saying. He looked physically done when his corner called the stoppage, but we know mental will can overcome the physical...

VCURamFan 09-13-2012 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnie (Post 194791)
Well, maybe BJ. :laugh: I'm just not sure what came first, the mental or physical. And to Mellissa, please don't murder me for saying this. He looked physically done when his corner called the stoppage. But we know mental will can overcome the physical...

Fixed. :laugh:


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