New UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has never been shy of voicing her criticisms of current UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, and her vendetta continued this week in an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal. Speaking in length about the Canadian, Rousey criticized GSP’s fighting style amongst many other things.
“I respect Georges St-Pierre as a businessman and an athlete. I don’t have anything against him personally. But he’s not the kind of fighter I like watching. I lost a lot of judo matches because of points fighters. It was extremely frustrating for me. And when I see that same style being played out in a different sport, it brings out the same reaction in me.”
Rousey also went on to discuss how St-Pierre wouldn’t be nearly as loved and as successful if he wasn’t Canadian and really, really, really, ridiculously good looking (as one Derek Zoolander might put it).
“Everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, ‘Oh, do you think if you didn’t look such a way, people would like you so much?’. I’m like, ‘Dude, if GSP was butt ugly, you wouldn’t want to know who he is so much.’ I think he lucked out a lot that he’s Canadian. I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that’s commendable.”
“But if GSP wasn’t really good-looking, and really Canadian, he would be really unknown.”
Going on to speak about GSP’s fighting style, Rousey didn’t hold back at all, saying he doesn’t take risks in fights and only fights to win, and not to finish and “defeat” his opponent.
“I like fighters that go into it to finish it. They’re not afraid to take risks. I’m going to try to do something crazy, and if I end up in a bad position, I know I can handle it. That confidence gets me excited.”
If we were in school, Rousey’s regular sentiments on everything Georges St-Pierre would lead us to believe she had a crush on the welterweight champion, but its perhaps more down to her training and friendships with the Cesar Gracie camp and Nick Diaz in particular that are the source of her ill-feeling towards GSP. There’s no doubt about it though, almost everything Ronda Rousey has to say these days is interesting news-worthy.