UFC legend Georges St-Pierre says that if it was as much as him, he’d identify Royce Gracie as MMA’s GOAT, whereas admitting Jon Jones is the perfect of the fashionable period.
The query of who’s the MMA GOAT is all the time a tough one to reply. When you ask followers, media, and fighters, they may all provide you with a unique reply. However typically, the highest fighters who’re listed are GSP, Jones, Gracie, Anderson Silva, Demetrious Johnson, and Khabib Nurmagomedov, plus a couple of others. However that’s the shortlist of the potential GOATs.
When you ask GSP, although, Gracie is the perfect to ever do it. Chatting with TMZ Sports activities, GSP listed Gracie because the GOAT in MMA, though he admitted Jones is the perfect fighter at the moment.
“The GOAT for me, it has a unique significance. For me, it’s Royce Gracie as a result of Royce Gracie is the one who actually modified the game. He modified your complete perception system in what an actual combat is. So I believe Royce Gracie is there,” GSP mentioned.
“Jon Jones is there. I consider that Jon Jones within the modern-day period is the perfect man. There’s additionally Khabib who might be there. There’s loads of guys.
“However one man who I might for positive put there’s Royce Gracie, there’s little question about it. We must always always remember in regards to the guys who had been there earlier than us. We must always always remember about these guys. It’s like Einstein says, we stand on the shoulders of giants. They paved the way in which for us.”
GSP mentioned that he doesn’t consider that modern-day UFC fighters are any higher than the pioneers. As a substitute, GSP believes that as a result of now we have entry to the web freely now, it’s allowed an entire new era of fighters to study issues sooner than these prior to now.
“Now with the web, now we have entry to data that’s a lot simpler than again within the day. Now I can study an armbar with a man in Australia instructing it on my cellphone. Earlier than it was not like that. I needed to bodily be there in a room. I drove to New York and realized jiu-jitsu at Renzo Gracie’s academy. It’s a completely completely different ball sport. I don’t consider fighters are higher. I consider know-how is healthier. I imply athletes aren’t higher in the present day than they had been earlier than. The know-how and the data, the entry is healthier. That’s why the fighters are higher. It’s not as a result of they’re a greater individual. They’re the identical. It’s as a result of they’ve simpler entry to the data than that they had prior to now.”
Do you agree with GSP that Royce Gracie is the GOAT and Jon Jones is the perfect of the fashionable period?