‘They Are Great Athletes’- Georges St-Pierre Finally Gives His Opinion on Jake Paul and Logan Paul

Published 05/26/2021, 8:22 AM EDT
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)


Ever since Logan Paul and Jake Paul entered boxing, there has been much anticipation around whatever the brothers do in combat sports.

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Many professional fighters and fans have often hated the brothers for making the sport too commercialized. However, UFC legend Georges St-Pierre is not one of them. Recently, during an interview, ‘Rush’ talked about ‘The Problem Child’ and Logan Paul, revealing what he thinks of everything the brothers are doing.

‘GSP’ said, “I’m not one of the haters. I think they’re doing well. They are great athletes and they ride the wave, they make a lot of money with it, and I’m glad for him.”

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The UFC legend believed that given the opportunity, everyone would use it the same way as Jake and Logan Paul have.

“My friend Jean Pascal trained with one of them in Puerto Rico. I think they’re both there, actually. He said they work very hard, they’re hard workers, they ride the wave; you know.”

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“It’s a new era with social media and all that, so why not, you know? Who would not have done it? Who would not take advantage of it? And they do it.”

Georges St-Pierre does not believe Jake and Logan Paul can compete amongst the elite of boxing and MMA

While Georges St-Pierre clearly does not hate Jake and ‘The Maverick’, he does believe they are not ready to compete at the top level of combat sports just yet.

“I believe it’s a mistake to think that they could compete amongst the elite of boxing or mixed martial arts because it’s not true, but they are great athletes. Maybe as time goes by, they will improve and improve, and one day if they want to give it a real shot.”

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Despite what ‘Rush’ believes, Jake and Logan Paul continue to call out various top-level MMA and boxing stars. Prominent among these include the likes of Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Tyron Woodley, and Nate Diaz. ‘The Problem Child’ has name-dropped the aforementioned stars, getting involved in an altercation with ‘DC‘ at UFC 261.

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When it comes to boxers, Logan Paul has constantly called out Mayweather, and finally, a fight has been scheduled between the pair. This shows that no matter what GSP believes, the Paul brothers clearly view themselves as top-level fighters.

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What do you make of the UFC legend’s comments?

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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