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Georges St-Pierre Says Islam Makhachev Is The Best P4P Fighter In The World

Georges St-Pierre Says Islam Makhachev Is The Best P4P Fighter In The World

Who is, in your opinion, the greatest P4P (pound-for-pound) fighter in the world?
Well, for the MMA legend Georges St-Pierre, it’s none other than Islam Makhachev.

St-Pierre explained why that’s the case in a recent conversation with Firas Zahabi:

He’s amazing.

I think right now he’s the best pound-for-pound right now because of his last few performances.
Just amazing.

An amazing showcase of heart too, because he had a bad cut on his forehead, and Poirier gave him a tough time [at the UFC 302 fight].
Pushed the pace to the edge and I think that that fight is going to make Makhachev even better because these are the fights that make you grow.

For St-Pierre, Makhachev is the best in terms of skill…
But it’s not always skill that makes you the winner or loser:

I think in terms of skill, Makhachev right now is the best fighter, but that doesn’t mean if you’re the best that you always win.
There’s a lot of other factors outside of our control that can influence the result.

But I think Makhachev is the best, but even the best can lose sometimes.

Additionally, GSP thinks that the Dagestani national is well on his way to joining the ranks of athletes such as Anderson Silva and Khabib Nurmagomedov:

I think he’s already starting to get to that status because beating Volkanovski and now his last two performances are amazing.