"Everyone has a violent side. My job is to win, and in order to win most of the time I need to injure my opponent. It's a violent sport but in real life I'm not a violent guy. I'm an athlete in a full contact sport so it requires violence to win. I've had a lot of criticism about not finishing fights, but if there's anyone who wants to finish fights it's me. It's hard to stay champion and in the welterweight division today's number one can so easily become tomorrow's number two."
-- UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre tells The Globe and Mail that while he may not actually be delivering finishes in his fights, there's no one competing in the sport today who wants to do so more than him. The 30-year-old French-Canadian has gone the distance in his last four fights and cries from fight fans longing for the days of old grow louder by the day. There may not be a reprieve on the horizon, either, as "Rush" will next take on Nick Diaz at UFC 143 on Feb. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game plan for that bout will likely call for St. Pierre to utilize his greatest skill, which is unquestionably his strong wrestling. That means the potential for another 25-minutes of mixed martial arts that will be heavily scrutinized and, more likely, ruthlessly criticized. But, again, St. Pierre wants you to know he'll be trying to finish at all times. What are the odds he actually finishes this fight, Maniacs?