Georges St-Pierre collected his eighth consecutive lopsided victory when he dominated Josh Koscheck on Saturday night at UFC 124. Furthermore, the planet’s baddest welterweight hasn’t lost a round since Koscheck stole five minutes in August 2007. Despite GSP’s impressive 21-2 resume, UFC president Dana White professes his middleweight king is still the game’s best pound-for-pound fighter.
“Anderson Silva, not only has he wiped out the 85lb division, he also beat a couple of guys at 205,” White said at the UFC 124 post-fight press conference. “This whole debate about pound-for-pound … I love Georges St-Pierre, Georges St-Pierre’s awesome, huge superstar and everything, he lost not too long ago to Matt Serra by knockout.
“This guy’s never lost in the UFC and he moved up another weight division and beat two (expletive) tough guys at that weight.”
The 35-year-old owns a dominant 27-4 record and has posted devastating finishes in 20 of his W’s. Silva is currently enjoying a 13-fight win streak and was last seen miraculously escaping UFC 117 with his crown.
Although “The Spider” owns more SportsCenter-esque highlights than LeBron James, he’s also posted numerous lackluster title defenses. Nonetheless, White believes MMA’s deadliest marksman brings a devastation St-Pierre can’t match.
Despite how aesthetically unappealing Silva’s last few championship bouts have been, he’s still stockpiling wins at an impressive clip. It was a fact the outspoken promoter was quick to spotlight.
“This guy’s knocked off all the best guys. He hasn’t lost a fight since 2006, it’s almost 2011,” White matter-of-factly stated.
Silva can solidify his top spot when he defends his strap against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126.