Retired two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has revealed how he thinks he would stack up towards the newly topped welterweight king, Leon Edwards.
The MMA legend was in France over the weekend to observe UFC Paris when he was requested how he would fare towards ‘Rocky’ who lately captured the 170lb title by knocking out Kamaru Usman.
“Leon would have give me a variety of bother as a result of he’s very good. It might have been like a chess sport. It might have been a tough puzzle to unravel as a result of it will be a really tactical battle,” St-Pierre stated at a fan Q&A.
“He’s additionally so good at neutralizing his opponent’s strengths. He’s superb at shutting down his opponent’s strengths and bringing the battle the place he’s comfy, to make his opponent battle exterior of his consolation zone, and I believe that’s why Leon Edwards is so good.”
The Englishman was aggressive however down on the scorecards earlier than placing Usman to sleep with a head kick within the fifth and last spherical at UFC 278.
‘Rush’ was impressed with Edwards’ efficiency, significantly within the first spherical when he turned the primary man to take down Usman within the UFC Octagon.
“I believe he gained the primary spherical, and he showcased within the first-round unimaginable abilities to place Kamaru Usman on his again, mount him, taking his again. He showcased unimaginable abilities proper there.
“He was dropping as a result of he was dropping after the second, third, and fourth spherical, and he was on his approach to dropping the fifth spherical. However I believe what makes Leon Edwards so good, it’s his preventing IQ.”
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Throughout his legendary UFC run from 2004 to 2017, St-Pierre additionally earned himself a repute as a high-IQ fighter who was able to neutralising his opponents.
GSP retired with a number of large wins over the likes of Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy B.J. Penn, Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, and Johny Hendricks to call just some.
The 40-year-old has typically been linked to a comeback battle towards Khabib Nurmagomedov however speak of that match-up has now died down with each males fortunately retired.
Nurmagomedov referred to as it a profession in 2020 and has proven little interest in making a comeback regardless of Charle Oliveira’s spectacular run by means of the light-weight division he dominated.
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