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Is Georges St. Pierre Still In His Prime?


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Has the current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre put too many years into the MMA game, it would not seem so with a professional MMA record standing at 22-2, a will to win like none other is one thing the French Canadian can always be credited for having that has helped keep this impressive record intact, but a decrease in aggression even dubbed as a "safe fighter" by some because of the his recent string of decision wins. An idea can be formed that George St. Pierre is maybe compensating for possibly no longer being in his prime by taking a more safe approach in competition. Also being more prone to injury has caused some to believe Georges St. Pierre may no longer be in his physical prime. Georges St. Pierre made his professional MMA debut January 25, 2002 against UFC Bantamweight Ivan Menjivar, over 10 years ago, the time that skills usually decline in common mixed martial artists.

It is often said that you are only as good as your last performance. The last performance of Georges St. Pierre was an underwhelming victory at UFC 129, even giving up a couple rounds on the official judges score cards to the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields in the Toronto 55,000 seat arena well over a year ago to a fighter he could have possibly finished with ease only a few years ago and before that a jab heavy performance against Josh Koscheck not really displaying any type of a killer instinct that many younger fighters possess, only concerned with getting a win anyway possible even if it means being satisfied with his recent bland decisions. What are your thoughts of current state on Georges St. Pierre coming back after injury recovery, a lengthy layoff, and the speculation of being past his prime? How do you think he will fare upon his return against a much different task than Jake Shields, a dangerous well rounded fighter like Carlos Condit that is truly motivated to take the UFC Welterweight strap to New Mexico?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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