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10/25/12 9:46 AM
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Georges St-Pierre has heard people's gripes that he doesn’t finish enough fights. And one of the best MMA fighters to ever grace the cage isn’t just OK with them.

“I agree with the criticism,” St-Pierre told The Post by phone Wednesday. “I want to do better. I want to give more entertainment to the fans.”

“'Ive been training to jump more on opportunites that are open to me,” St-Pierre said. “I’m still gonna fight my fight, but I’m going to be more opportunistic.”

St-Pierre, 31, says it bothers him that people keep talking about a potential fight between him and pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva. Silva’s camp has repeatedly harped on that fight sometime next year and UFC president Dana White said it is a real possibility if St-Pierre beats Condit.

“I hate that,” St-Pierre said. “They talk to me about the next fight and I’m not there. Like I’m supposed to win easy, like it’s a joke. Carlos Condit is a dangerous guy. I always respect my opponent. My life is on the line.”

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10/25/12 9:50 AM
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10/25/12 9:57 AM
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So much respect to GSP for saying that.

Especially after hearing other fighters who constantly fight to decisions talk down on fans who want finishes and act confused when the crowd boo's a boring performance. Phone Post
10/25/12 9:57 AM
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I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.
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And this is exactly why GSP will win. He's humble and coming in prepared for a war. He's been gone so long I think people have forgotten how dominant and great he was.

10/25/12 10:03 AM
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Blind in one eye vs Kos?

I think you mean the Sheilds fight.

I love GSP as a fighter but totally understand all the flack. With that said though even though he should have finished Kos given he blinded him there was something immensely satisfying with how he basically punished and abused him for 5 rounds and put Kos on the shelf for 6 months. Kos even complains still to this day how his face is permanently screwed u feeling wise on that side of his face.

Here's hoping we do see a little more Rush in the future. Phone Post
10/25/12 10:03 AM
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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

Pretty sure it was Koscheck who was blind for that snoozer.

Then GSP was blind for the Shields snoozer.

No one was blind for the Hardy snoozer.

 

 

 

 

10/25/12 10:03 AM
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GSP has agreed with the criticism for a while now.

 

If only his fanatics could just come to terms with it too, the world would be a better place :)

10/25/12 10:25 AM
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Fitched is right. GSP has been saying, "I want to finish more fights." Then he goes in and point fights for 5 rounds. He blinds Kos in round 1 and has 4 rounds to get the finish but refuses to pull the trigger.

He has so much weight on his shoulders and so much pressure to win, that he refuses to take chances to finish. He's pissed at himself immediately after the fight for not getting the finish, but he never actually does anything different for the next one.

Hopefully this time is different. Phone Post
10/25/12 10:27 AM
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Fans don't bash him for being boring, they bash him because of what he did to their hero BJ Penn and that is the only thing they can say negative about him so they harp on it relentlessly and never let go
10/25/12 10:28 AM
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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

How about when you realize Kos was the one who was blind for 4 rounds of the fight and GSP still couldn't finish him?
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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

Pretty sure it was Koscheck who was blind for that snoozer.

Then GSP was blind for the Shields snoozer.

No one was blind for the Hardy snoozer.

 

 

 

 

I thought the Hardy fight was awesome. GSP just didn't do that armbar right. Phone Post

What part of the fight was awesome? The part in between rounds when Greg is telling him to not even attempt to pass Hardy's guard until there's only 30 seconds left? That fight was nothing but positional dominance and playing it safe.

BTW, much respect to GSP for what he said about the criticism.
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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

Pretty sure it was Koscheck who was blind for that snoozer.

Then GSP was blind for the Shields snoozer.

No one was blind for the Hardy snoozer.

 

 

 

 

I thought the Hardy fight was awesome. GSP just didn't do that armbar right. Phone Post

I enjoyed the first couple rounds..

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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

How about when you realize Kos was the one who was blind for 4 rounds of the fight and GSP still couldn't finish him?
What did kos do tho? Ya jackass Phone Post
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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

How about when you realize Kos was the one who was blind for 4 rounds of the fight and GSP still couldn't finish him?

How about you realize that guy obviously meant the Shields fight and not the Kos fight?

Anyway, the criticism of GSP not finishing guys is just stupid. He fights better competition that anyone. Anyone. That point alone is enough, but not only that, basically all the guys he went the distance barely made it out of the 1st rounds without getting finished.

Also he shuts down Kos who taunted him the entire TUF season with a striking clinic, broke his face and proved he was a better mma wrestler for the 2nd time, and you idiots are bashing him because he didn't get the finish?
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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

How about when you realize Kos was the one who was blind for 4 rounds of the fight and GSP still couldn't finish him?
What did kos do tho? Ya jackass Phone Post

This thread is about GSP, not Koscheck. For a blind guy...he did try and throw some bombs and take GSP down. He just failed.

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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

How about when you realize Kos was the one who was blind for 4 rounds of the fight and GSP still couldn't finish him?

How about you realize that guy obviously meant the Shields fight and not the Kos fight?

Anyway, the criticism of GSP not finishing guys is just stupid. He fights better competition that anyone. Anyone. That point alone is enough, but not only that, basically all the guys he went the distance barely made it out of the 1st rounds without getting finished.

Also he shuts down Kos who taunted him the entire TUF season with a striking clinic, broke his face and proved he was a better mma wrestler for the 2nd time, and you idiots are bashing him because he didn't get the finish?

No one in this thread is bashing him. You need to relax a little. It is just criticism, and no one is being terribly insulting at all in this thread.

 

GSP accepts it, I think it's time his fans like yourself accept it too.

10/25/12 10:58 AM
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^ never said anyone in this thread was.

GSP accepts it because he's obviously extremely humble, if you watched any footage of him at all you should be able to understand that. IMO he could have been more aggressive in the Shields fight, but that's as far as I would go with criticism.
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Some whiney GSP fans need to understand its not bashing him, its wanting him to try harder to take chances and get some finish so his fights are more exciting. not to bash himno one likes decision after decision. Funny he even realizes he's been playing it safe and needs to taske more chances and then there his nuthuggin mancrush fans who cant even agree with the fighter himself.

GSP has just said he AGREES with the critisism and nees to take more chances to finish fights or go for the kill.

and some on here are still bitching fans feel that way too.

WTF is wrong ith some of you? You'd rather fighters fight for decisions and play point safe fighting games than actually try to fight and win, before the judges are invovled. WEIRD Fans mma has.
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Buck 65 - ^ never said anyone in this thread was.

GSP accepts it because he's obviously extremely humble, if you watched any footage of him at all you should be able to understand that. IMO he could have been more aggressive in the Shields fight, but that's as far as I would go with criticism.

Well sure you did...


You quoted a poster in this thread who was being critical and said:

 

 

"and you idiots are bashing him because he didn't get the finish?"
Soooooo yeah. Just relax a little. :)

 

He was (in many many peoples opinions) too safe and cautious in all of his last 3 fights.

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Saltyballs - So much respect to GSP for saying that.

Especially after hearing other fighters who constantly fight to decisions talk down on fans who want finishes and act confused when the crowd boo's a boring performance. Phone Post
Yup I think he's one of the top ambassadors for the sport ... Phone Post
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Gives me the warm and fuzzies. I can't wait for the fight!
10/25/12 11:18 AM
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i don't care if he finishes fights, so long as he's putting a beating on someone and he's wearing those tight little shorts.

 

i mean, as long as he's whoopin ass, ya!

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Frobenius - I don't agree with the criticism, he fights tough guys and you can't always get a finish. The only legit boring fight imo was the Kos fight, but when you realise that GSP was blind in one eye for most of it its hard to hold it against him.

Pretty sure it was Koscheck who was blind for that snoozer.

Then GSP was blind for the Shields snoozer.

No one was blind for the Hardy snoozer.

 

 

 

 

Oops yeah, meant shields. You can't say he didn't go for the finish against Hardy... Phone Post
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CLINTK9 - Some whiney GSP fans need to understand its not bashing him, its wanting him to try harder to take chances and get some finish so his fights are more exciting. not to bash himno one likes decision after decision. Funny he even realizes he's been playing it safe and needs to taske more chances and then there his nuthuggin mancrush fans who cant even agree with the fighter himself.

GSP has just said he AGREES with the critisism and nees to take more chances to finish fights or go for the kill.

and some on here are still bitching fans feel that way too.

WTF is wrong ith some of you? You'd rather fighters fight for decisions and play point safe fighting games than actually try to fight and win, before the judges are invovled. WEIRD Fans mma has.

Yep you said it buddy, GSP doesn't try to fight and win. I'm sure when he had Hardy locked up in the armbar/kimura, or Alves in the RNC, or just beating the hell out of Fitch and Koscheck he was just thinking, "boy these sure are going to get me a lot of points!"

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