Hey boys n girls. Beanslegend here with another edition of the Beans guy of things.
Today were talking about one of the P4P GOAT in the sport, his name, George "Rush" St Pierre... I know this man has alot of critics for not finishing his last couple fights, or using a style to win his fights, however, I would like to remind everyone WW division is the 2nd best division in MMA behind LW, with some arguing it's the best. I would also like to remind everyone we are talking about a sport called Mixed Martial Arts, not Boxing, Not Kickboxing, not Muay Thai, or Jiu Jitsu. It is MMA friends.
On that note lets look at GSP's last couple fights. Condit... A man who beat Nick Diaz, the former WEC champ on a massive win streak, who's knocked out the best and beaten the best, from WEC, to the UFC and back. Condit is nothing short of one of the GOAT at WW, on a 3 fight KO streak, had over a year to train for GSP exclusively while GSP didn't train, and we all know what happened. He had GSP hurt, in his world, and he honourably lost, to the man they know as Rush, even backing him up on the feet, which folks seem to forget GSP's standup is nothing short of incredible.
Before that is was 15 fight win streak Jake Shields. A man who destroyed Dan Henderson, yes Dan Henderson. Beat Condit, Okami, and how many other greats, destroying them with a sense of wonder of how... George, with an eye injury half way through the fight, won this fight, almost KTFO out of a guy who's never been stopped, and we all know that George neutralized and beat him handily.
Before that the list goes on. My point is boys and girls, why hate on the French Canadian? Because he was bullied when he was a kid? Because he's French? Because he's Canadian? Or a mixture of all things? One thing to remember guys is a champion "defends" his belt, he doesn't "offend" his belt, therefore does not have to proceed in an aggressive offensive manner. Albeit GSP still is the aggressor in every fight. It's really not his fault that the fighters he fights can't stop a takedown in which they know GSP has great one's.
Hence, GSP and the great fighters he fought show the greatness of the WW division and of him. I love Hughes, Condit, Shields, all these great guys, however when were comparing, there's no doubt GSP is on the podium, in the middle, with the gold.
Stop hating guys, it's MMA not boxing =) That wraps it up for another edition of the beans guy of things. Enjoy the fights in two weeks, and on that note the Japanese fights were just ausome =) I love that Silva win