I’m perfectly willing to admit that I’m a hypocrite when it comes to people jumping around weight classes. BJ Penn moving up? No sir, I’m not exactly excited about that. But GSP? I wanna have that dude’s goddamn babies. He can do no wrong. That’s why I can bitch and moan about what BJ is doing but at the same time pop a tent over this:
St. Pierre’s aspirations to eventually move up to middleweight were first revealed in an interview between his manager Shari Spencer and Sherdog.com last year.
“He wants to leave a legacy,” Spencer had told Sherdog.com. “He wants to be the most dominant fighter the UFC and MMA has ever seen, and he intends to accomplish that by dominating the 170-pound weight class, moving up to the 185 weight class and then eventually the light heavyweight class.”
Welterweight, Middleweight, and Light Heavyweight champion. Whether St Pierre succeeds or not at accomplishing that, it will be fucking awesome witnessing him try. Sometimes we need to step back and realize that what we’re seeing happen right now is sports history in the making. Randy Couture, Anderson Silva, Georges St Pierre, BJ Penn, these guys are all becoming legends before our eyes. The next two years should produce a number of totally bonkers fights. All I can say is it’s a good time to be a fan of MMA.