St. Pierre: I am going to fight Hardy like nobody has fought him beforePosted on February 28, 2010, 06:12 AM by Daniel Cassidy
With their match only a matter of weeks away, Gsp has spoken out towards Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy for the first time, despite weeks and weeks of watching Hardy run his mouth. Dan Hardy recently spoke out saying: "The only time I'll stop being the underdog is when I've got the belt around my waist "
It seems weeks of remarks and snide comments about Gsp's "suspect chin" as well as his TKO loss to Matt Serra, 1 of only 2 losses in his entire career, have taken their toll on the Canadian Welterweight Champion, and arguably number 1 p4p fighter in the world;
“It's hard to become champion. And it's even harder to stay champion. Right now, I'm the target. Everybody want to take my place. I know what it takes to be champion and I don't plan to let go of my title anytime soon. I'm not fighting to be champion anymore. I'm fighting for a legacy. Even if I believe I'm a better fighter than Dan Hardy, the night of the fight, I'm going to have to fight the best fight because if I don't -- it might be a bad night for me.”
“I don't take this fight lightly. He's the most dangerous guy I've fought so far. I'm bigger, stronger, more powerful and more skilled than I've ever been. I see it like a marathon, not like a sprint. There's not one fight that will define me... it's the sum of my fights.
I'm a proud champion and I want to fight the best out there. March 27 you will see the best Georges St. Pierre that ever step into the Octagon. I'm going to fight Dan Hardy like nobody has fought him before. It's easy to talk trash but harder to fight. I'm not really good at it. Fighting, it's what I'm good at.”
This fight marks GSP's first fight since UFC 100 9 months ago when he pulled his groin in a 5 round fight with then number #1 Contender, Thiago Alves.