Although Georges St. Pierre was incredibly dominant in his UFC 111 title defense against Dan Hardy this past weekend, GSP has undergone some criticism for not being able to finish Hardy during the five round bout.
But Dana White isn’t having it. In speaking to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, the UFC president defended the welterweight champ’s efforts on Saturday night.
“Every fight you have isn’t gonna be the most exciting in the world,” explained White. “Georges went out there and had a dominant performance. But he’s upset with it too. He wanted better and I wanted better. But Dan hardy came to fight. He’s a tough kid. But GSP was dominant.”
When posed with the question of whether or not GSP will see a backlash in PPV buy rates for his next fight because of his less than thrilling performance, White said he doesn’t envision that scenario at all.
“He’s the best 170 pounder in the world, and one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. People love him. Not every fight you have is gonna be your best fight, but I think because of this, he’s gonna come back even better the next time.”