Georges St. Pierre agrees that he needs to finish more fights, starting with Carlos Condit at UFC 154

Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Matt Hughes recently got his name in the headlines when he called out UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre for fighting safe and not finishing more fights. As it turns out, the Canadian agrees.

Kenny Florian FINISHES FIGHTS! Georges St. Pierre does not.

In fact, in 18 career bouts under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner, the current welterweight champion has gone the distance nine times. That's good for a 50-percent finishing rate, which simply doesn't cut it in the eyes of fight fans eager to see knockouts and submissions.

That includes Matt Hughes, who recently called "Rush" out for his safer style, brought on, presumably, by the Canadian's knockout loss to Matt Serra. That's when he allegedly started playing it safe and the numbers reflect as much.

In six of his nine fights since, the judges were called on to make the decision.

For his part, St. Pierre hears the criticism. And you know what? He actually agrees with it.

From a recent interview with the New York Post:

"I agree with the criticism. I want to do better. I want to give more entertainment to the fans. Ive been training to jump more on opportunities that are open to me. I'm still gonna fight my fight, but I'm going to be more opportunistic."

There won't be many opportunities against his next opponent, Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit, whom St. Pierre will take on in the main event of UFC 154 on Sat., Nov. 17, 2012, in Montreal Quebec, Canada.

But if there is, should we believe he'll take advantage of it? Or are we headed for yet another decision?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker