‘It’s Too Risky for GSP’ – Daniel Cormier Expresses His Fear for a Fight Between George St Pierre and Oscar De La Hoya

Published 05/28/2021, 10:19 PM CDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Daniel Cormier of the United States celebrates his victory over Derrick Lewis of the United States in their heavyweight title bout during the UFC 230 event at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest fighters of all time. He hasn’t fought since 2017, but he is mulling a comeback. Interestingly, a possible boxing match against the great Oscar De La Hoya is in the works. However, the former UFC champion and commentator, Daniel Cormier, doesn’t think that it’s a good idea.

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He talked about it on his show with Ariel Helwani. “I gotta be honest, I don’t know,” Cormier said on the DC & Helwani show. “I think it’s too risky for us as a community to have a guy like Georges St-Pierre boxing Oscar De La Hoya. Great for ‘GSP’ in terms of the money that he will make but too risky,” he explained.

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Cormier’s point was based on the risks involved for GSP in a possible fight. It’s a lose-lose situation for the Canadian martial artist as even if he wins, he won’t look too good after beating a 48-year-old De La Hoya. On the flip side, the possibility of a loss is huge as De La Hoya is a talented boxer, and GSP is not known for his striking.

Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe that GSP can beat Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing match

If the greatest MMA fighter of all time doesn’t win against a retired boxer, it will be a bad look for the sport. Cormier added that he doesn’t believe that GSP can beat De La Hoya in a boxing match. He brought up the American boxer’s Olympic gold medal as a testament to his greatness.

You can not possibly believe Georges St-Pierre beats Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing match. Does not matter, dude’s an Olympic champ boxer. No, man. That’s why I don’t want to see it. It’s too risky. Maybe GSP does win, but I don’t believe he does, so whatever. Might as well not do it,Cormier concluded.

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: Georges St-Pierre of Canada prepares to enter the Octagon prior to facing 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 Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Besides being an Olympic champion, De La Hoya has won multiple titles at different weight classes. He is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and GSP shouldn’t risk his legacy for a potential payday.

Do you agree with Daniel Cormier? Do you think Georges St-Pierre can beat Oscar De La Hoya?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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