Georges St-Pierre puts Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Royce Gracie on his ‘UFC Mount Rushmore’
Georges St-Pierre has included Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva on his UFC ‘Mount Rushmore’.
The Canadian superstar entered into the company’s ‘Hall of Fame’ himself for his illustrious achievements during his career, which saw him lift both the welterweight and middleweight titles.
GSP defended his 170lbs strap on nine consecutive occasions, the second-longest streak in history, and is widely recognised as one of the greatest mixed martial artists in history.
However, when asked to pick four fighters for his proverbial ‘Mt Rushmore’, St-Pierre made sure to include one of the greatest to ever do it alongside some more familiar names.
Speaking on the Complex Sports podcast, the 39-year-old decided to pick Jones, McGregor, Khabib and Silva alongside Royce Gracie – the man who inspired him as a youngster.
Here’s what he said about them all.
“If you ask me who was the most dominating champion ever, then it’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, because he was undefeated, he probably never lost a round.”
“Faced the most adversity, I got to say Jon Jones is there too.”
“Who has the most flamboyance? I think Anderson Silva because he had some crazy highlight reels.”
“Who has the biggest draw in terms of who raised the bar in terms of pay-per-views and awareness for the sport? Conor McGregor.”
“Now I am going to go for my personal one. Who changed the game, who was the first one and did something that had never been done before? I think it’s Royce Gracie.”
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There were talks about St-Pierre potentially returning to the octagon to face Khabib, who called time on his career at 29-0 in October, but he quashed the rumours himself on Michael Bisping’s ‘Believe You Me’ podcast.
He said: “But contemplating the idea of fighting against who’s the greatest right now, it’s Khabib, things would need to be lined up right in order for me to consider it.
“I could think about it seriously if the conditions are right in terms of the weight class and all that, but there’s no way I’m gonna go down to 155 now.”