Although Georges St-Pierre had steamrolled his last seven Octagon opponents en route to recapturing the welterweight title, fans complained all the livelong day that his killer instinct was gone. At UFC 124 on Saturday night, GSP dazzled his hometown crowd with a scintillating display of his refined stand-up game by dominating Josh Koscheck for a unanimous decision victory.
“My goal was to take him out, but he’s very tough,” a disappointed St-Pierre stated. “I’m very sorry, everyone.”
Kos claimed the champ would be scared to engage with him, but that was exactly what St-Pierre did for the better part of five rounds. The French-Canadian unleashed a lightning-quick jab to bump his record to an impressive 21-2 mark.
The punishment was so severe, their highly anticipated rematch was almost stopped after the 3rdRound because Koscheck’s right eye was nearly swollen shut. The controversial wrestler quickly told the cage-side doctor he could continue and the punishment resumed.
The championship rounds were carbon copies of the prior three stanzas, as the division’s G.O.A.T. cruised to his eighth consecutive landslide victory.
“I hope one day I get to come back here and put on a better show,” Koscheck said. “But GSP is the man tonight.”
That’s a tune we’ve all heard before. In fact, St-Pierre’s gonna sing that tune all the way to the UFC Hall of Fame.