Georges St. Pierre on Ronda Rousey-type bouts: 'I have a hard time watching the girls fight'

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

UFC 154 headliner Georges St. Pierre is not particularly fond of women's mixed martial arts (MMA) because he is "old school;" however, the welterweight champion is taking nothing away from Ronda Rousey and the other professional female fighters.

With the recent news of Ronda Rousey and other female fighters coming to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a female invasion of the Octagon is in the near future; however, when it does happen, Georges St. Pierre won't be dripping with anticipation.

"For the woman fight, I say it's good for her, and I mean for the girls that fight, but me personally I have a hard time watching the girls fight," St. Pierre told MMAmania.com at the UFC 154 open workouts on Thursday afternoon.

It can be said with certainty that women's mixed martial arts (MMA) is not on the same level of popularity as its male counterpart. Granted, female fighting has been around a much shorter period of time than the males, and it will take some people a longer amount of time to get used to the image of a women pounding on each other inside a cage.

For St. Pierre, he simply doesn't enjoy watching women fight. And it's not because of a lack of talent -- the French-Canadian believes his lack of appeal stems from the way he was raised.

"In my heart I have, you know, it's the way I grew up maybe, the mentality is different, I'm old school." St. Pierre explained. "I have a hard time watching girls fighting; it's hard for me. I never really watched a woman fight, but I know they are pretty good."

Regardless of his personal opinion, St. Pierre is happy women are on the verge of fighting in the world's biggest MMA organization.

He may not ever watch the ladies when they finally cross over to the UFC, but St. Pierre is happy a platform will soon become available for the best female fighters on the Earth to showcase their skills.

"It's good for the women who want to make a career ... But for me, it's hard to watch the girls fighting."

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