Georges St-Pierre Reveals Difficulties While Doing Promos For UFC

Published 12/30/2020, 7:27 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada fights Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Georges St-Pierre was one of the greatest UFC champions of all time. However, he dominated in a way we don’t see in today’s era of trash talk. GSP was respectful, but could destroy you inside the cage. While we saw more aggressive sides of GSP against opponents like Nick Diaz, he usually just went about his business.

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While recapping his feud with Dan Hardy on BT Sports, GSP spoke about the difficulties he would have while filming promos for the UFC. He revealed why he wasn’t a fan of being caught with a mic against someone else, and the reason is simple. Language.

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It’s always been a problem for me. They ask me maybe the same question in 10 different ways. And they will get the one they want and make it like ‘oh he said something bad’. You know of course you need to be entertained to sell the fight, but for me and my character, English especially before.

“Now my English is better, my English used to be way worse. So to get into a trash talking fight with an Englishman, it would be a bad idea.”

Georges St-Pierre: Don’t need to talk when you back it up?

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GSP never really needed to trash talk to sell his brand. He was just so very dominant inside the cage. While we have had moments like him pretending to be scared of Nick Diaz or telling Matt Hughes that he isn’t impressed with his performance, GSP usually is above the board.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada celebrates his submission victory over Michael Bisping of England in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

We saw GSP try to mix it up with a literal wordsmith in Michael Bisping, where he held his own. While the GSP insults would end up sounding corny, like when he insulted Bisping’s drinking in a polite way, it was fun to see him mix it up.

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What is funnier is that Bisping is a native Englishman like Hardy. It speaks to how much GSP’s English improved by 2016 that he felt comfortable trying to trash-talk with Bisping. But safe to say, we won’t see GSP trash-talking highlights outside the aforementioned fighters.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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