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Georges St-Pierre Understands Why Brock Lesnar Is Getting a Title Shot in UFC Return

August 10, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Georges St-Pierre spoke during a recent press conference on the state of the UFC, Brock Lesnar’s return and more. Highlights are below, per Submission Radio:

On the current UFC: “Now, you can be the elite, but it’s like a reality show, too. The world has changed, and I think we need to evolve with it. (UFC) became more mainstream, and to attract more mainstream people, you need to have more mainstream athletes. I think it’s a good thing. But let’s not confuse who’s who.”

on the idea of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal facing off in the UFC: “I’m all for it. I’m really all for it. Or this hockey player goon against the MMA guy. I wouldn’t mind…We’re entertainers, and because we’re entertainers, the decisions are made for money, especially, I believe, since the UFC has been sold. They have a big debt to pay, and they have to take care of business. I know it’s frustrating sometimes, but I think it needs to be a mix of both.”

On Brock Lesnar returning for a title shot against Daniel Cormier: “That I understand. In terms of his pedigree as a fighter, as a martial artist, I consider wrestling and boxing as a martial art. He’s a well-decorated athlete, and he proved his skill before.”