Forget the mythical P4P list, forget the hype trains and while you are at it throw away those rankings GSP Is the best fighter on the planet. I do not believe people give the welterweight champion the respect or credit he has rightfully earned. St.Pierre has a 24-2 record and has not lost in more than six years.Not only has he beaten the cream of the crop in his division, but he is making it look easy. Sure he is not flashy like Jon Jones or as violent as Anderson Silva or Jose Aldo but there is a refined beauty in the way he wins. I enjoy watching GSP manhandle his opponents like no other man in MMA can.
1 dom·i·nant : commanding, controlling, or prevailing over all others, that is the only way to describe just how good the welterweight kingpin is. I keep hearing about this guy Johny Hendricks and about how good he is and that he has amazing wrestling and nuclear bombs for fist. Yes "Big Rig" is all that and then some, but GSP is just simply on another level. I mean can anyone see Johny taking GSP down and actually keeping him there,will Hendricks be able to stuff Georges take downs? If he cannot then he will be just another notch on GSP'S UFC championship belt
Hendricks does not possess the skill or athleticism to beat St.Pierre in an MMA fight. I just don't see how Johnny can avoid being taken down and getting out grappled. The one chance he has is landing a big shot on GSP, the problem with that is that the champ has made a living not letting big punchers do that to him after his lost to Matt Serra. Georges is the best wrestler in MMA period I don't care if Hendricks was an all American wrestler or that he won a state championship or two or even three, it just does not matter. GSP is a machine and he will take Johny down over and over and over again. St.Pierre can win this fight standing up as well, we all remember Josh Koscheck eating jabs like subways sandwiches for 5 rounds. That night KOS left the Octagon looking like Sloth from the Goonies with a broken orbital socket.
Its not that i don't respect Hendricks abilities because I do , its just that when you put him side by side with GSP there's just no comparison. Styles make for good fights and Hendricks style is perfect for the champ to break down. I see Hendricks chasing St.Pierre for 5 rounds and getting jabbed in the mouth 1000 times and elbowed in the face from his guard for most of the fight. Will it be a boring fight maybe for the uninitiated but after its all said and done GSP will have defended his crown for the ninth time and with another dominating performance.