Fight Biz Quote: GSP

November 24, 2008

“When you’re a world champion you have to set your goal even higher. I don’t want to fight to be champion anymore because I’m already champion. I want to fight to become a legend in the sport, and that’s what this fight will give me,” the Canadian added. “I think if you ask somebody who’s the best pound-for-pound in the world, a lot of people would say it’s B.J. Penn. So, for me, it’s a great challenge as well.”

UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St Pierre, speaking with MMAWeekly, about what motivates him. made the case in our review for UFC 87 that GSP could end up as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) :

GSP is cleaning out and dominating the deepest division in MMA, a division with a history and legacy that can’t be matched at middleweight. The growth of GSP as a box office phenomenon shouldn’t be seen as a fluke or coincidence. The ticket buying public increasingly realizes the special place and time they have been lucky enough to have had bestowed upon them, as more and more fans recognize GSP is building a legacy. That legacy? Quite possibly one of being the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.

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