Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has given his thoughts on the recent ongoing GOAT conversation in the UFC.
The recent tweetstorm by former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has only intensified the GOAT debate. The topic might defer from fan to fan, but the name that commonly comes to our mind is Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov etc.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Georges St-Pierre, he gave this thoughts on the GOAT debate.
“There’s many guys that have been the greatest fighter of all-time,” St-Pierre said in an interview with ESPN (via MMA Mania). “It’s an impossible thing to be, the greatest fighter of all-time. We all have moments that we shine, that we share that greatest of all-time. Khabib, tonight, what we saw in his performance was the greatest of all-time. Anderson Silva when he knocked out Vitor Belfort was the greatest of all-time.
“Jon Jones when he beat Daniel Cormier or [Alexander] Gustafsson also, was the greatest of all-time. [Israel] Adesanya, when he beat Paulo Costa last time, it was the greatest of all-time. Everybody, B.J. Penn had his moment when he beat Matt Hughes, everybody has their own moment, their lights, their moment that they shine, but like everything in life everything has a beginning and everything has an end.
Georges St-Pierre says Khabib is one of the GOATs
“We all have our window of being the greatest of all-time,” St-Pierre added. “Everybody that has a flawless performance has that title, greatest of all-time, but it’s just a fugazi. It’s something that appears and will disappear in a second. When your performance is over, it disappears, because that moment will never happen again. The universe has changed and it’s just a fugazi.
“I don’t believe in this debate. It’s a silly way to look at things in a way. There’s many guys that can claim to be the greatest of all-time and for sure Khabib is one of them, 100 percent, especially after what he had done tonight.” he said.
Do you guys agree with Georges St-Pierre?