Online video Ranking: 4 / 5
Online video Rating: four / five
Video Score: five / five
It might be counted as arrogance if one tends to think that he can beat the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in the same way that he has beaten almost all of his opponents in the past few years: wrestling.
Matt Brown, another Welterweight fighter in the promotion knows this very well. But now, he has taken it a bit too far by some people’s reckoning to say that he can beat Rush in his own game. Brown has never been afraid to speak his mind; it’s just that he has not had the stage to do it previously. Speaking to MMAJunkieRadio.com recently, Brown stated that he knows exactly where his wrestling stands. He added that it is just a matter of implementing those skills inside the ring with GSP and he knows he can get the better of him, before mentioning that if he was asked to call a wrestling match between him and Georges St. Pierre, he would say he would win hands down.
He understands that people will think he is way over his head and might even consider his comments as ridiculous and the internet will be full of comments about his statements but he is not afraid to call it as he sees it.
Brown believes that Rush hasn’t fought anyone who puts the kind of pressure he will be able to put on him and he feels he can block his takedowns, one of his major tricks to beat opponents. Brown things the best shot Georges St. Pierre has is his takedown and he can block it easily and if people think he is delusional, it is because they haven’t seen him wrestling.
He mentioned he is training with the best wrestlers in the world and he is confident.
Movie Score: four / five
Movie Score: 5 / 5
Movie Score: four / five
Johnny Hendricks had been lobbying the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC officials for a tile match against the UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre for the best part of two years. Having overcome the challenge of the likes of Martin Kampmann and Jon Fitch, he did everything in his power to get himself right up in the title picture and with the last win against Carlos Condit; he finally got the UFC president Dana White to announce him as the #1 contender for the UFC Welterweight Championship.
However, the question mark against the match was if Anderson Silva, the UFC Middleweight champion defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 162 and whether it would prompt Rush to take him on a super match. However, now the talks of a fight between arguably two of the greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighters of their generation have died down and in between movie roles, Georges St. Pierre has also admitted that he needs to take on Hendricks.
He mentioned that the division has moved on a lot and he needs to give everyone a chance. And that would be music to the ears of Hendricks who believes he needs to beat the Canadian twice. According to Hendricks, there would definitely be a rematch if he beats GSP. He mentioned that unless he manhandles the Canadian for the first two rounds and then knocks him out, there will definitely be a rematch.
However, Hendricks knows that if the fight is too close or if he knocks Georges St. Pierre in the first few seconds, there will definitely be a rematch but he admitted that he is ready for it and will do whatever it takes to beat the Canadian legend twice and cement his own legacy in the sport in his own right as well.
Online video Score: four / 5
Video clip Ranking: five / 5