Georges St-Pierre Working To Improve His Finish Rate Ahead Of UFC 154 Bout With Carlos Condit

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre knows what MMA fans think of him.

Great fighter. Lacks killer instinct.

Despite winning nine consecutive fights, more people point to the six decision victories as evidence of St-Pierre taking the wrong approach. His last stoppage victory came in 2007 when he knocked out Matt Serra.

Now, just a few weeks away from his return after a year-plus on the sidelines, St-Pierre is letting everyone know he plans to go for the finish against Carlos Condit. The two meet at UFC 154 in Montreal on November 17.

“I’ve been training to jump more on opportunities that are open to me. I’m still gonna fight my fight, but I’m going to be more opportunistic,” said St-Pierre, in an interview with the New York Post. “I agree with the criticism. I want to do better. I want to give more entertainment to the fans.”

St-Pierre was forced to the shelf due to a knee injury. The 31-year-old believes he is 100-percent and ready to tackle Condit, who won the interim UFC welterweight title earlier this year.

While rumors of a potential super-fight with Anderson Silva continue to fly, GSP will have none of it. His attention is on “The Natural Born Killer” only.

“I hate that. They talk to me about the next fight and I’m not there. Like I’m supposed to win easy, like it’s a joke. Carlos Condit is a dangerous guy. I always respect my opponent. My life is on the line.”

  • Aaron_johnson425

    If GSP goes out and looks for the finish, he will lose. It’s how GSP got his ass knocked out by Matt Serra in their first fight. Losing to Serra deeply affected GSP and turned him into the timid fighter he is today. If GSP wins, and that’s a huge IF, it’ll be another 25 minute snooze-fest.

    • LeoLarios

      I disagree. Diaz looked to finish the fight against condit but Carlos ran a hell of a race, I’m surprised there were no trek and field scouts at that event. Anyway, look for the two biggest magnets opposite of each other come fight time, this fight will put any insomniac to sleep.

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