“If You Go 205 You Fight Jon Jones”- Kevin Lee Reveals the Only Way Kamaru Usman Can Cement Himself as Welterweight G.O.A.T. Ahead of Georges St-Pierre

Published 12/29/2021, 12:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Kevin Lee celebrates his KO victory over Gregor Gillespie in their lightweight bout during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC has given birth to many legends in the MMA community, which include the likes of Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Kamaru Usman, and Georges St-Pierre.

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Through their hard work and dedication, these fighters have amassed achievements that will go down in history. However, no fighter can compete forever and has to retire after a certain time and a new generation takes their place.

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New fighters take the place of the previous champion, and the cycle continues. This has led to people and analysts comparing and putting fighters of different timelines together to see who is the greatest fighter of all time.

Kevin Lee thinks GSP is the G.O.A.T.

In a recent appearance on ‘The Schmozone Podcast’ hosted by Dave Schmulenson and Helen Yee, former UFC welterweight, Kevin Lee was asked a similar question. Helen initiated the GSP vs Kamaru Usman debate, asking Lee who he believes is the greatest welterweight amongst the two.

Kevin quickly answered, “It’s GSP all the way. Let’s just get that out there, GSP hands down. I don’t even think it’s possible for him (Kamaru) to beat him.”

‘The Motown Phenom’ added, “If you (Kamaru) go 205 you fight Jon jones, you fight Jan Blachowicz, you fight Adesanya or something all right now we can talk” but until then he picks GSP for the win. The 29-year-old also stated that it is very unfair to compare the new generation with the old.

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Kamaru Usman vs Georges St-Pierre

If we ignore the debate of which fighters faced tougher opponents and only focus on the achievements alone, GSP seems to come on top. The level of his achievements is just staggering. GSP has won belts in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. Not only that, he has defended his welterweight title, a whopping nine consecutive times.

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However, GSP is retired while Kamaru is still competing. No one knows what he will further achieve in his amazing career.

Who do you think would have won if Kamaru Usman faced Georges St-Pierre? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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