Woodley: I don’t need to beat GSP to be G.O.A.T.

Georges St-Pierre is the best welterweight of all time. Present champ Tyron Woodley as soon as believed that to be Jesse James he needed to kill Jesse James. Nevertheless, after crushing Darren Until at UFC 228, on the post-fight press convention Woodley argued that blended martial arts has advanced, and he can change into the G.O.A.T. impartial of a battle with GSP.

“At one level, I assumed I wanted to beat him to be the best,” mentioned Woodley, as transcribed by Marc Raimondi for MMA Combating. “I imply, who’s gonna say he’s not the best welterweight of all time. He beat one of the best welterweights on this planet. It’s not like he was operating by means of guys that had been horrible, he was beating stud after stud after stud. He actually separated himself from everyone else. I watched him try this for thus lengthy and I all the time envisioned combating him, I all the time envisioned beating him.”

“I informed myself that I needed to beat him to be the best, however I don’t. This sport is completely different. These guys are higher. They’re extra well-rounded, they punch tougher, they’re sooner. And so they’ve been coaching at a youthful age. It’s not the wrestler that simply realized the right way to punch. All people can do every thing now, so I feel the truth that I’ve been in a position to beat the final specialists within the sport, beat the up-and-coming rising star, beat Robbie Lawler, who’s one of the vicious fighters we’ve ever seen with two title fights that I feel are in all probability within the prime 10 of title fights of all time.”

“It don’t take way more for me to solidify that spot. But when he needs to battle me, in fact I’m gonna battle Georges St-Pierre. I simply don’t assume he has to, I don’t assume he has any curiosity in it and I’m sort of over it at this level.”

“It’s all the time appealed to me, however I’m not gonna hold calling out a man that’s already had 9 title defenses, ran over the division. He stepped away from the game, he got here again, he made it very apparent that he wished to battle sure forms of fights and it didn’t seem like he wished to battle me.”

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