Look at that top ten welterweight list. A who’s who of fighters that will never be able to defeat Georges St. Pierre.
I’ve never really liked GSP while he was fighting in the UFC due to the fact that he completely changed his fighting style after he lost to Matt Serra at UFC 69. Since that bout, GSP now holds the record for the highest number of consecutive decisions as a UFC champion — clear evidence that he fought not to lose instead of to win. However in his bout against Johny Hendricks, he took Johny’s hardest shot and didn’t fall to the mat like eight of his other opponents that came before him. We all knew that Hendricks was a one-trick pony and he had 25 minutes to land just one punch — and he did, but it just wasn’t enough to put away the champion. After that moment I found a new respect for the former champion — a guy who I’ve loathed since 2008.
I must admit, to not see Georges St. Pierre at the top of the official UFC welterweight rankings is troublesome. It’s as if the entire division has been thrown in some post-apocalyptic chaos and everyone is vying to be the one on top. It’s also shocking that Tyron Woodley isn’t considered a top ten welterweight even though he’s fighting Carlos Condit next year.