GSP: Silva still the #1pound for pound

Monday, July 29, 2013

The argument for best pound for pound fighter will always be subjective as it’s impossible to really know who’s a better fighter overall choosing between a heavyweight and bantamweight for example. And what criteria deterime the best pound for pound can be subjective. Is it consecutive wins, wins against quality opposition, wins in title fights, etc? Despite losing to Chris Weidman, Georges St-Pierre believes the title still belongs to long time middleweight champion Anderson Silva:

“I still believe Anderson Silva is the best in the world pound-for-pound. It’s a mistake he made. He got beat by Chris Weidman,” said St-Pierre. “I believe it was a style match-up and he got caught. I believe he’s the best in the world. Even the best can lose sometimes. When I saw that fight, you know, of course Chris Weidman is my friend and training partner, I was cheering for him and I thought he was going to win because the style match-up and he was very well prepared. But it made me realize when I was watching that fight that even the best can lose sometimes.”

“It made me realize that what I got, I’m the world champion now – it can go away in the blink of an eye,” St-Pierre continued. “If I don’t pay attention, one punch, one submission, one mistake, and it can change the whole thing. It made me realize that I need to work very hard to maintain what I have. It gave me that motivation. It kind of woke me up a little bit.”

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