GSP UFC 167 pre-fight interview

“I am the best in the world, I believe it,” states

Georges St-Pierre and adds, “and, I’m going to prove it

again to everybody.”

What more do people need to know?!

On

November 16th at UFC 167, the undisputed UFC welterweight

champion aims to defend his – most definitely, his – belt for a 9th

consecutive time against knockout artist Johny “Bigg

Rigg” Hendricks. Also, St-Pierre will be looking for his 19th

win inside the Octagon, which will be a UFC record. So, when the 32

year old from Montreal says he’s the “best”,

it’s almost impossible to argue.

“I’m very excited in fighting Johny

Hendricks,” asserts St-Pierre. “He’s the #1 guy

right now. A lot of people believe he has the style to beat me. But

I’m better than him everywhere, I believe that. I can wrestle

him. I can over power him, if I want to. I’m not scared of

him. I respect his power, but I’m not afraid of it. People

don’t realize I’m the best at not getting hit and not

getting damaged. I can take a punch. I will put his chin, his

wrestling, and his jiu-jitsu to the test.”

With a cavalcade of clips of “Rush” doing sprints

and sparring drills to some of St-Pierre’s in-cage highlights

of his picture perfect spinning back kicks, the champ as well as

UFC commentator Joe Rogan lay it on thick reminding fight fans how

talented the most famous member of the roster is. “Georges

St-Pierre has worked incredibly hard to become one of the greatest

pound-for-pound fighters in the history of the sport and the

greatest welterweight champion in the history of Mixed Martial

Arts,” affirms Rogan who has a penchant for hyperbole, but in

this case he’s incredibly spot-on about the 24-2

“Rush”.

In the end, St-Pierre sums up the latest defense of a title

he’s held with an unshakable rule for the past 6 years with

appropriate aplomb. “I think I’m going to win, he

thinks he’s going to win,” says arguably the most

dominant champ the UFC has ever known and adds, “We’re

going to clash and find out.”