Jake Shields tries to console Georges St. Pierre after he learns that Ronda Rousey is not a fan. Photo via www.cbc.ca.
The "Rowdy" one, who battles Miesha Tate for the 135-pound title on March 3, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio, told the gang at Best of MMA in their Nov. 2011 interview (via MMA.tv) that winning is not enough, you also have to be entertaining.
You know, like Nick Diaz.
"It's not the Olympics. It's not about just coming home and bringing home a medal, and just having hardware and getting the win. It's about pulling more fans in, and being entertaining. I think that fighters that just try to win by points and come away with a win are actually bad for the sport. If you never saw MMA before, and you walked in and you saw GSP and Koscheck, and all this jabbing out the whole time, it looks like a boring boxing match. And I don't think you gain any fans with a fight like that. And so I really hope that Nick Diaz beats the crap out of him, because Nick Diaz is entertaining, and he's an entertaining character in general. He might not be popular but I mean I can't help but watch every video he puts out on YouTube. I think it's funny as hell. And every single one of his fights is a brawl. It's not like a pitter-pat match where afterwards he goes 'Were friends, were all friends, buy Gatorade and let's go home.' I think that's boring. GSP was good for the sport for a while. He brought in some big sponsors like Gatorade and UnderArmor. But I think he's done everything he can in a positive way and he needs to step aside and let Nick Diaz kick his ass."
St. Pierre is currently on the sidelines rehabbing a bum knee; however, he is expected to face the winner of Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit, who fight at UFC 143 on Feb. 4 in Las Vegas for the Interim strap.
Hear more from Rousey after the jump.
GSP talk starts at the 3:45 mark.
How about it Maniacs, anyone think she makes a fair point?