GSP on JRE: Wishes there were no rounds in MMA, and more

 

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre recently appeared on the ever-phenomenal Joe Rogan Experience, and said he wishes there were no rounds in MMA.

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Georges St-Pierre says he wishes there were no rounds in MMA. That's the true way to determine who is the best fighter. #UFC

The remarks somewhat parallel those of UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie, who cited time limits as a reason for selling the UFC, when a Royce vs. Ken Shamrock superfight made a time limit mandatory in order to adhere to the PPV schedule.

“We had to time the fights now, so a winner could be declared” said Rorion in a 2009 interview. “But how do you determine a jiu-jitsu winner if he’s at the mercy of judges who don’t understand jiu-jitsu? A jiu-jitsu fighter fights on his back, with his opponent on top of him. He needs time to wear out his opponent, to ‘cook’ him like my father did. There were rounds, and I no longer wanted to be involved. I wasn’t happy. It’s like a girlfriend you love until she becomes a bitch.”

UFC 1 actually had a time limit, of a sort. The rules called for an unlimited number of five-minute rounds, although not a single fight during the sport's modern debut in 1993 made it to the mark.

So what do you think UG? Would rounds make a difference? And if so, does it matter?

The interview also covered a wide range of topics including weight cutting, superfights, Tommy Morrison's breast implants, and, of course, aliens.

"Anderson Silva is very big. I'm 190 pounds," said St-Pierre of the man he said was likely an alien.  "It's a lot of weight difference. If this fight happens one day we're going to have to decide what weight class and everything... I don't do a lot of weight cutting.  It would be easier for me to go and fight at 155 than fighting at 185. I would be more at my weight naturally.  There's guys at 155 that walk around at 190 like me. They think I'm big because I have a large frame, but I'm not a big guy. I'm not thick."

So what is next for the champ?

"Probably Hendricks," said St-Pierre. "We'll see what's going to happen.  We'll see with this fight. Now Silva is fighting Weidman and Hendricks is freaking out and wants to fight me.  We'll see what's going to happen."

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Never Paid Wolf Ticket Taxes site profile image  

4/25/13 8:19 AM by Never Paid Wolf Ticket Taxes

This.

semtex0809 site profile image  

4/25/13 2:16 AM by semtex0809

If that happens nick diaz would be champ for eva

Bananatoles site profile image  

4/25/13 1:54 AM by Bananatoles

Lol has team Renzo Gracie in his name....Act like a retard and doesn't reflect renzos attitude in the slightest, Renzo and gsp are good friends with a great mutual respect. :)Butt hurt much?

rosario00 site profile image  

4/25/13 12:23 AM by rosario00

Lmfao wow pure gold.But seriously get rid of the fucking boxing judges

DiscipleDojo site profile image  

4/24/13 10:25 PM by DiscipleDojo

I'd love one 15-min round (or 25-mins for championships or main events) with a 5 min overtime if it's tied. Scoring rounds individually makes for the potential of more dubious decisions than scoring it as a fight overall.   My 2.

krash24 site profile image  

4/24/13 10:08 PM by krash24

When I first read this, I was thinking "Genius!". Take the judges out of it. If two guys go to a draw, neither of them gets a win they didn't earn. Plus, nobody "moves up" with a draw, only wins. Only problem would be Championship fights. You have to have a winner, or the Champ could just avoid getting finished and keep his belt with a draw. And no, you can't lose a belt to a draw. That's just....no.

GS27 site profile image  

4/24/13 10:06 PM by GS27

Listen here pretty boy, You play a very important role in the sport that I love so I need to get This off my chest. Judging in mma is absolutely terrible and Iyou know it is as well so get that shit fixed ASAP. Start allowing soccers kicks and knees to a downed opponent (I'm willing to sacrifice elbows for this). And finally, WHY NO GRAND PRIX? And none of that strike force Grand Prix shit. I'm talking 8 guys, one night. Open weight. Pride never die

Uncle Creepy's Creepy Nephew site profile image  

4/24/13 3:54 PM by Uncle Creepy's Creepy Nephew

It was Mr Robert Smith (general secretary) of the British Boxing Board of Control and was during the time after the Haye/Chisora debacle in Germany.

Uncle Creepy's Creepy Nephew site profile image  

4/24/13 3:51 PM by Uncle Creepy's Creepy Nephew

This. Mr Kizer gets hammered every time he posts. It reminds me of the time the head of the BBBofC went on UK's ringside and all they did was ask him inappropriate questions about a hearing that was to take place in 2weeks or that! It is a great thing that the executive director of the NSAC and maybe if we weren't so mob minded, he may chime in more often. Just my 2cents.



 

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