Georges St-Pierre: ’My favorite fighters are always the bad guys, I like the villains’

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 13.08.2015 15:37h Author:

Georges St-Pierre

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has always been known as a good guy. He never boasted, bragged nor trash talked as other fighters. Even when he tried to pretend to be a bad guy, it was not successful.

GSP has been on a long break and although he never eliminated the possibility that he might return nor he ever officially retired, it is not known whether we will ever see him again in the Octagon. However, he is still interesting to the media.

This time he talked about the "good guys and bad guys" in the sport of MMA and he prefers those who engage in trash talk thus trying to undermine the opponent's psyche.

"One of my favorite fighters to watch was Tito Ortiz. I liked him because he was very charismatic. As much as I try to be a good role model and a nice guy, my favorite fighters are always the bad guys, I like the villains. Like in Star Wars, I like the Sith Lord better than the Jedi. They are way more charismatic. I like Tito Ortiz because I think he should be a legend in the sport. He is one of the greatest for what he did for the sport. He brought awareness to the sport. Everybody used to watch Tito Ortiz and everybody used to hate him back where I was. They hated him because he was a very arrogant guy and he used to dig a grave (after victories). But, I liked Tito Ortiz."

"If you talk to Tito Ortiz, he's a very nice guy. It's just that some guys, when they fight another guy they need to put in emotions to give themselves the extra energy to fight. I don't need to do that. I don't work like this, emotionally. I don't need to hate my opponent. Some guys I dislike more than others, and some I like more. I try not to get attached to them. I don't need to be disrespectful or saying anything. But, some guys that is what they do. They need to do that. It doesn't mean they are a bad person. Like Conor Mcgregor, very nice guys, the nicest guy in the world if you meet him. Tito Ortiz, same thing. Chael Sonnen, same thing. But, their characters, when they fight someone they like to put some animosity to promote the fight. And that is good, if everybody would be like me, it would be a very boring sport. It would be the most boring sport in the world. And if everyone was bad, then it would be bad, too. We need to have different personalities," said GSP.