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Former Welterweight King Georges St-Pierre Reminds Leon Edwards That He Is in for an Uphill Challenge Against Colby Covington

Published 12/11/2023, 10:30 AM EST

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Welterweight icon, Georges St-Pierre is the best fighter to ever step inside the welterweight division of the UFC. He is also regarded by many as the best MMA fighter of all time. Since he retired from the sport, there have been new contenders set to topple what St-Pierre once achieved.

The current UFC welterweight champion is set to take on Colby Covington at the main event of UFC 296. Leon Edwards is on a hunt to achieve greatness, chasing after his friend, GSP. While Covington is eager to get his hands on UFC Gold, Here’s who GSP picked to win the main event of the card.

Georges St-Pierre gives his pick for the main event of UFC 297

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Georges St-Pierre confirmed that he is friends with Leon Edwards and would have biased favoritism over Edwards and will be supporting him instead of Covington at the main event of UFC 296. GSP, however, believes that Covington would be a tough matchup for Edwards.

GSP, in a post-fight interview at UFC Fight Night International, when asked by the media to pick his winner for the main event of UFC 296, stated, “Well I’m a little bit biased because I’m friends with Leon Edwards and I sent him a text yesterday. I wish him the best of luck.”

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The UFC Goat concluded by telling the media, “I mean it’s going to be a tough fight though. Covington definitely got all the skills to win that fight. But I believe Leon will win. I believe Leon is better.”

If there’s something who can try to reach GSP’s record, it’s none other than Leon Edwards. Since GSP has retired from the sport, his record stays there for whoever can beat it. However, there have been rumors about St-Pierre returning instead of the octagon for a super fight.

GSP talks about the rumors about his return inside the Octagon

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With UFC 300 approaching just around the corner, UFC and MMA fans are excited to see who will feature on the card. Fans are expecting to see the former middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre make a return for UFC 300 against Nick Diaz.

However, in the same interview, Georges shut down the rumors stating, “Absolutely not… I always told myself that would not fight in the cage after the age of 40.” He went on to explain that his competitive nature is what led to the 42-year-old being prone to injuries further implying that his return is unlikely.

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Georges St-Pierre has high hopes for Leon Edwards to win against Covington at UFC 296. Do you guys agree with GSP’s pick to win the welterweight title? or do you think that Colby Covington would win the fight against Edwards? Let us know in the comments section below.

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As someone who's spent her childhood experiencing combat sports firsthand, I have always been in awe of the action in the cage. Post a Degree with Honors in Literature, I quickly realised my penmanship needed some gloves. So here I am , Imtikokba Jamir, a pro writer for UFC at EssentiallySports.
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