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.”