Georges St. Pierre on Jake Shields: I want to fight the best, and he is the best right nowPosted on April 24, 2010, 08:42 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Welterwieght Champion, Goerges "Rush" St. Pierre, praised the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields by stating that he considers him as one of the best fighters in the World right now. GSP talked to Joe Ferraro about who he considers to be the biggest threat to his reign as the UFC Welterweight Champion:
"Jake Shields is a great submission fighter", St-Pierre said. "He's got great technique and takedowns, […] Shields is amazing. He's of course the guy to beat right now.
He's fighting at 185 lbs right now, and he's dominating and beating everyone at 185, and he's a natural 170 lbs fighter. He's not only an amazing fighter, he's an amazing jiu-jitsu fighter. I am a proud Champion, and as a proud Champion I want to fight the best, Jake Shields is the best right now."
St. Pierre's future opponent is still unknown, but if Jake Shields decides to sign for the UFC he will probably get an immediate shot at the French-Canadian. Georges St. Pierre has successfully defended his title for four times, since winning it against Matt Serra at UFC 83 in Montreal, Canada.