Georges St-Pierre is designing his MMA Mount Rushmore with seven fighters.
The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion shared his updated version during a fan Q&A before ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC Paris on Friday. The initial monument is four-headed, but St-Pierre redesigned it to add all the fighters he sees as the utmost impactful in mixed fighting techinques.
I’d put Royce Gracie because he did stuff initially that nobody had ever done, said St-Pierre. I’ll cheat because I must put a lot more than four. I’d put Amanda Nunes already, despite the fact that she’s not retired yet, because she actually is the very best female fighter which has ever lived, I really believe. I’d put Khabib [Nurmagomedov] because he previously an ideal career, undefeated. An unbelievable career.
I’d put Conor McGregor, also, because he brought the activity to a new level, continued St-Pierre. I’d put Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Demetrious Johnson because of the performances.
Though he didn’t include himself on his MMA Mount Rushmore, St-Pierre is known as one of the biggest fighters in MMA history. Rush went 26-2 throughout his professional career, with nearly all it spent in the UFC.
A three-time UFC welterweight champion, St-Pierre shattered records insurance firms probably the most successful and consecutive defenses with nine in the four-year reign that saw him defeat famous brands Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz. He spent a while away from the activity before returning against then-champion Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship at UFC 217, where St-Pierre submitted Bisping via third-round rear-naked choke to end up being the fourth multi-division champion in UFC history.