UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre was a guest today on The Jim Rome Show and addressed comments by 170-pound contender and former challenger Thiago Alves that he no longer takes chances in his fights like he used to.
“I fight smart,” St-Pierre said. “I’m not going to take chances if I don’t have to. If I know I’m going to win doing something, I’m going to do it. My goal is to win and take my opponent out, that’s what I try to do in every fight.”
Rome then asked if, given his popularity and reputation, if winning was enough or if he needed to win a certain way.
“Expectations are always very high, but you can’t always win by knockout or submission,” GSP explained. “I came very close last time, but sometimes it’s very hard.”
After earning a unanimous decision over Josh Koscheck in their first meeting in 2007, St-Pierre will look to snap a two-fight decision streak when they meet again in December after appearing as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 12.
Pictured: Georges St-Pierre