Monday, January 4, 2010

Georges St-Pierre On His 2012 Olympic Aspirations

This isn't the first time Geogres St-Pierre has mentioned attempting to make the Canadian Olympic wrestling team, but he seems to be talking about it more seriously lately as seen here with Ariel Helwani of MMAFanhouse.

Personally, I'm a bit torn on the issue. On the one hand, it would be great for Canada and for the sport of MMA to have such a huge star competing on the world stage. On the other hand, in order to qualify GSP would have to take at least a year-and-a-half off from MMA. If he makes it in, that could turn into as much as two years. The entire welterweight division and whatever champion takes GSP's place would seem cheapened to me in such a scenario. At the same time, if GSP could win Olympic gold then return to the octagon and reclaim UFC gold his legend in the sport would grow immensely, so I can understand his motivations.

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