The debate about the Greatest of All Time is one of the most discussed topics in MMA and almost always ends up with four names – Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, and Jon Jones.
The unique perspective of Georges St-Pierre explains why he questions the premise of the debate in spite of having one of the very best careers in MMA history. He said, “I don’t think there is nobody that is the greatest”.
According to him, for a sport such as UFC, which has a unique way of deciding a champion, it completely depends on the timing of the fight and there is always a scope of defeating the champion in some other fight.
The two defeats in his career changed his way of looking at his accomplishments and fights.
This mentality might have helped him in staying the welterweight champion for six years but it also led to an early exit. After leaving his place as welterweight champion at 32, he came back as the middleweight champion in 2017, but still held onto the ideology that “…you’re champion because you only beat that guy, that night.”
“It doesn’t give you the right to put you above all the rest of the roster. That’s how most people see it but that’s not how I see it, myself, right now. Before that’s how I used to think but now I realize it’s all an illusion.”, he further added.